DANBURY, CT - Seven seniors were honored on Senior Day and the Western Connecticut State University baseball team gave them a doubleheader sweep over Yeshiva to close out their careers. The Colonials defeated the Maccabees, 8-7 and 12-2 at Westside Field on Thursday afternoon.
In the opener, WestConn made the best of five hits and overcame a 5-2 deficit in the fourth innings.
Greg Campbell (Harwinton, CT) went 2-for-3 and drove in a run from the lead-off spot for the Colonials. Andrew Luis (Danbury, CT) and senior Erik Merrill (Poughkeepsie, NY) each drove in a pair of runs and belted a double for the winners.
Senior righty George Bielizna (Danbury, CT) evened his record at 4-4 after going five and two thirds innings. He allowed five runs, four of them earned, on seven hits and struck out six Maccabees, which drop to 3-28 on the year.
Senior Michael Esposito (Plainfield, CT) earned his first save of the season after going the final inning and a third. He allowed a pair of runs on two hits and walked one in his final collegiate appearance.
WestConn raced out to a 7-0 lead in the nightcap and never looked back.
Senior Matt Fasoli (Trumbull, CT) earned the victory and wraps up his career with a 1-6 record. He went six and one third innings, allowed just three hits, struck out 10, including his 100th career strike out, and walked four.
Ethan Skinner got the final two outs after yielding one hit in the seventh inning.
The Colonials, 8-23, scattered 17 hits in the second game, including five doubles.
Kyle MacLean (Southington, CT) went 1-for-4 and collected his 100th career hit in the victory.
Following Thursday's twinbill, the careers of Bielizna, Esposito, Fasoli, MacLean, Merrill, Wilson and Dante Postorino (Huntington, NY) were celebrated at home plate.