Hornets drop three on season-opening road trip

YAPHANK, N.Y. – Lyndon opened its 2010 baseball season with three losses at Baseball Heaven on Long Island. The Hornets dropped an 11-7 decision to SUNY Old Westbury on Friday, March 2 before falling 10-1 to the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. Sunday morning, Lyndon wrapped up the three-game set with a 20-3 loss to Mount St. Mary's of Newburgh.

Old Westbury 11, Lyndon 7
Paul Valerio and Christopher DeGennaro had three hits each as SUNY Old Westbury erased an early two-run deficit and held Lyndon off long enough to earn its second win of the season.

Brian Reutter collected two hits for the Panthers (2-2) and Frank DiMaria went five innings – allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out six – to get the win.

Tyler Pelletier (St. Albans, Vt.) made his debut by going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four runs-batted-in and the duo of Isaac Earle (vernon, Vt.) and Michael Cartularo (Lyndonville, Vt.) chipped in two hits each for Lyndon (0-1).

Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) allowed five earned runs on six hits in two and one-third innings in taking the loss. He fanned one batter and walked two. 

Univ. of Southern Maine 10, Lyndon 1
Tucker White pounded out four hits, including a triple and four RBIs, as Southern Maine jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and coasted to victory. John Carey added two hits and three RBIs for the Huskies (1-0) while Anthony Pisani and Forrest Chadwick had two hits each in the victory.

Ben Ives threw five scoreless innings to get the win, allowing only two hits while striking out 11 and walking none. Shane Fleury (Plainfield, Vt.), who allowed five earned runs on five hits in one inning of work, took the loss for Lyndon.

Kyle Whitworth (Brattleboro, Vt.) collected three hits for Lyndon and Cody Gage (Newport, Vt.) had two. Shawn Lonardelli (Lebanon, Conn.) had a run-scoring double in the loss.

Mount St. Mary's 20, Lyndon 3
John Conroy went 6-for-6 with a triple, six runs scored and three RBIs as the Knights evened their record at 2-2 on the season. Michael Morelli and Max Tecce had three hits and four RBIs each for the Mount St. Mary's and the threesome of Alex Velardi, Brian McNoble and Thomas McNoble collected two hits each in the game.

Dan McCrea went five innings to earn the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits while fanning two and walking one.

Shayne Kirby (Fairfax, Vt.) had two hits – including a home run – and three RBIs to lead the Hornets and Earle was tagged with the loss. He went two and two-thirds innings allowing five earned runs on six hits while striking out two and walking one.