Junior second baseman Rob Bernardo went 3-for-6 with a double, triple, three runs and three RBIs Sunday afternoon at Ray Metski Field, helping the Queens College baseball team to capture a doubleheader split against visiting Bloomfield College.
Sophomore pitcher Matthew Cascello got a 10-3 victory in the opening contest before the Deacons evened the score by a 4-3 margin in the nightcap.
Game 1: Queens 10, Bloomfield 3
Cascello moved to 3-0 on the season with a complete-game eight-hitter with two walks and as many strikeouts, and he got all the offensive support he would need in a five-run third frame by the hosts. Junior outfielder Warren Kelly capped the scoring in the inning when his sacrifice fly scored Bernardo to push the QC advantage to 5-0.
Junior Anthony Mazzella, of Wantagh, L.I., brought Kelly home on a RBI single in the fifth inning, and came home five batters later on Varela’s left-side base knock.
Game 2: Bloomfield 4, Queens 3
After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Salanitri scored on a RBI single by freshman Nick LoBello, the Deacons (7-9) scored two unearned runs in the top of the second to take a 2-1 lead.
Queens (5-6) tied the game in the third and again in the fifth, but the Deacons later took the lead for good in the sixth inning.