Baseball seeking first win
Mike Neville – Sports Editor
The Owls’ baseball team dropped the first two games of the season to Adelphi University this weekend in New York.
For not playing a game in over a year, this will hopefully just be the knocking off the cobwebs. The Owls will be looking to get their first win of the season today against Felician.
Despite losing both games of the doubleheader, there were many positive takeaways from the series.
The offensive juggernaut for both games was for sure outfielder Andrew Eng, who transferred from Binghamton prior to this year.
Eng had a home run in not only the first game but the second one. Adding to the home run totals, he also had five runs batted in on the same day. He can bat just about anywhere in the lineup and supplies the Owls with both speed and power, a rare combination.
Izaiah Walker, a pitcher, accounted for his first career hit with the Owls last weekend, a three-run double in the first game.
Walker driving in three runs shows that he has prowess with the bat. It is only one game, but Walker could be a serious bat off the bench for the Owls. Maybe even the next two way player in baseball.
The double by Walker was not the only first for the Owls. Peyton Farina recorded his first career stolen base at the college level in game two. He had another in the game for two in total.
Shortstop Anthony Zambito, a junior who is chasing history with the Owls, also had a stolen base. Zambito is looking to break the stolen base record held by former Owl Nick Lamberti.
Zambito has had 44 career stolen bases and, there is a real possibility for the record to become a reality.
The key takeaways for these games
was were that the offensive production is looking great to start the year. Zach Bedryczuk, a sophomore, continues to show why he belongs at the top of the lineup with excellent plate discipline. He reached on three walks through the two games.
The Owls will look to get their first win of the season today at 3 p.m. at the Ballpark.