FLUSHING, N.Y. --The Concordia College baseball team traveled to face former East Coast Conference foe Queens College on Wednesday, and took an early lead but fell to the Knights 13-7.
Concordia (1-13) led 5-2 after scoring five runs in the second inning, until Queens scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth and went on to the win.
Eastchesters David Perlleshi led the offense with a team-high three hits, and the Clippers recorded four doubles in the game.
Mike Manganiello of Levittown had a bases-loaded single that drive in two runs to help the Clippers build the early lead. Jason Berrios of Brooklyn drove in the fifth run as the Clippers took a 5-1 lead.
The Knights recorded at least a run in each of the first four innings and took the lead for good after their six-run fifth inning. Four hits and three walks allowed Queens to bat through the lineup as it took an 11-5 lead.
Concordia would add two more runs in the closing innings, but it was not enough to cut into the deficit.
Concordia will look to rebound from the loss in the second game of the home-and-home series against the Knights at 3 p.m. Thursday at Concordia College.
From a report by Concordia College Sports Information
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