10 run fourth inning lifts Calhoun over Herricks 12-4

Gregory Giaconelli
Herricks starting pitcher Andrew Imperatore (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

The Calhoun Colts defeated the Herricks Highlanders 12-4 in baseball on Thursday morning, led by Anthony D’Andrea and Justin Neugebauer.

D’Andrea went 2-for-4 with a three-run triple and Justin Neugebauer had a three-run double as part of a 10-run fourth inning for Calhoun.

On the mound, D’Andrea struck out seven batters and allowed six hits and two earned runs through six innings.

Brian Diaz led Herricks with an RBI single.

Herricks head coach Rich Bizelia said they were outplayed by a strong Calhoun team.

“We did not play our best game,” Bizelia said. “We didn’t swing the bats well and play great team defense. We tip our caps to Calhoun as they were the better team.”

In the top of the second inning, Calhoun took a 1-0 lead on an RBI ground out by Neugebauer.

Herricks tied the game at one on an RBI single to right by Diaz in the bottom of the second inning.

Herricks outfielder Brian Diaz (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)
Herricks outfielder Brian Diaz (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

In the top of the fourth inning, Calhoun recorded 10 runs to take a commanding 11-1 lead.

Neugebauer led Calhoun with four RBIs in the fourth inning with a bases clearing double and a ground out.

Jack Pugliano’s two-run double and D’Andrea’s three run triple rounded out Calhoun’s offense in the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Herricks scratched out three runs to trim their deficit to seven.

An RBI ground out by Rushi Mandalawayla and an error allowed more two runs to score for Herricks.

In the top of the seventh inning, Calhoun scored another run on a single to right by Jack Appello, as they went on to win 12-4.

Baseball Recaps

Thursday, April 13

Floral Park defeated Lawrence 11-1. Pitcher Chris Leary led Floral Park with six strikeouts and allowed one hit in four innings. Leary also had four hits and scored four runs while Justin Rahaman went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and Chris Stefl added three hits and four RBIs for Floral Park.

MacArthur defeated Great Neck South 12-0. Giuseppe Vicidomini and Max Ziegler each led MacArthur by going 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Ziegler also struck out all nine batters he faced.

Manhasset defeated Mepham 2-1. Phil Chang led Manhasset with the go-ahead hit on an RBI double while Jay Schlaefer pitched a complete-game, giving up five hits and one earned run. Mepham pitcher Brian Porricelli had 10 strikeouts.

Island Trees defeated Mineola 12-4. Vinny Palazzo led Island Trees with four strikeouts, allowing three walks, four hits and two earned runs through five innings. Joe Zub went 4-4 with four RBIs while Charlie Eisele went 2-for-5 with three RBIs for Island Trees.

Sewanhaka defeated New Hyde Park 4-3. Louis Rubino led Sewanhaka by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and scoring the winning run after trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tim Brendel singled and drove in Christopher Zunno to tie the game at three. On the same play, Rubino scored off an error by the centerfielder. Sewanhaka freshman pitcher Steve Brendel threw three innings of relief giving up two runs, two hits and striking out two batters.

Hewlett defeated Roslyn 5-4. Harry Fink led Hewlett by stealing second and scoring on an error in the bottom of the sixth to break a 4-4 tie. Fink went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Hewlett pitcher Matt Kim allowed six hits and two earned runs and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings while James Silberger got the last two outs in the seventh with runners on second and third.

Oyster Bay defeated Wheatley 11-0. James Losee led Oyster Bay by tossing a complete game with 13 strikeouts. He allowed no runs, three hits, and one walk while Harrison Treble went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs for Oyster Bay.


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