LYNDHURST, N.J. – The Felician University baseball team saw its doubleheader with the visiting University of the Sciences rained out during the second inning of Game 1 on Friday at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.
Felician had scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning. USciences responded with a four-spot in the top of the second. When play was halted, the Golden Falcons had a runner on second base and no one out in the bottom of the second. The game was delayed for nearly two hours before a determination was made not to resume.
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference regular-season rules defer to NCAA rules regarding games called prior to the point of completion. No statistics from Friday count, and the game will be restarted from the beginning.
The teams will make up both games during a doubleheader on Sunday, April 28, at noon at Monsignor Owens Park in Nutley. Per CACC rules, Game 1 will be scheduled for nine innings and Game 2 for seven innings. The games now represent the end of the regular season for the Golden Falcons.
Prior to Friday's contest, Jim Jenkins, an assistant foreman with the Lyndhurst Parks Department, threw the ceremonial first pitch to Felician head coach Chris Langan. Jenkins, a part of the grounds crew at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex since the Golden Falcons began playing baseball at "The Rec" in 2010, retired on Thursday after 34 years with Lyndhurst Township Parks.
Felician is next in action on Saturday for a 2 p.m. CACC doubleheader against Bloomfield College in Lyndhurst. Between games, the Golden Falcons will celebrate Senior Day and honor 11 seniors – OF Jason Aponte, 2B Danny Healey, RHP Mike Holland, IF Omar Jimenez, RHP Will Kazura, LHP Jacob Nappi, RHP Tony Rivera, C/1B Anthony Santoro, OF Ronnie Sessa, SS/P L.T. Struble and RHP Quinn Taylor.