Temple Baseball Crushes New York Tech, 17-1

Temple Baseball Crushes New York Tech, 17-1

Box Score

AMBLER, Pa. – Temple baseball picked up its third straight win with a 17-1 decision over New York Tech at Skip Wilson Field on Saturday afternoon.
 
The Owls improved to 8-10 overall, while the Bears fell to 2-9.
 
Temple struck first in the bottom of the first, scoring five runs with no outs.  Lead-off batter Jordan Queja singled to left field. Freshman Nick Lustrino was walked.  R-senior Steve Nikorak hit a double to left, bringing in Queja. R-junior Matt Elko singled to right, bringing in Lustrino.  R-freshman Connor Reilly nailed his second homerun of the season, a three-RBI hit over the left-center fence. TU led 5-0 after the first inning of action.
 
In the second, Temple added five insurance runs.  Reilly advanced two bases on an error by the shortstop, scoring Nikorak and Elko.  Junior Henry Knabe knocked in Reilly with a single to center, putting TU ahead 8-0. Senior Foster Dunigan had a two RBI single to left-center, bringing in Knabe and senior Jabair Khan. The Owls led 10-0 after two.
 
In the third, Lustrino and Nikorak each scored runs, giving TU a 12-0 edge.
 
New York Tech scored its lone run in the top of the fourth.
 
In the bottom of the fourth, with bases loaded and no outs, Lustrino sacrificed to score Dunigan. 
 
In the fifth, Knabe doubled past first base and scored on a junior Allen Stiles' fielder's choice.
 
With two outs in the sixth, Elko tripled into right field.  Junior David Hall came in to pinch hit for Reilly and then homered into left field, scoring two runs. The Owls led 16-1 after six.
 
Junior David Hall scored the Owls' final run in the eighth, reaching on an error and brought in by Stiles' single.

Overall, Temple had 14 hits and one error, while New York Tech had five hits and five errors. Winning pitcher Pat Peterson pitched 6.0 innings, striking out seven and walking two.
 
Temple concludes its four-game homestand on Sunday, March 18 with a doubleheader with Binghamton.  First pitch is slated for Noon.
 
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