On Their 4th Attempt, Fordham Notches Win #1

The bats finally came alive for Fordham's home debut at DeWitt Clinton Field at 52nd Street and 11th Avenue.

Temporarily displaced for a season while Hecksher Field is being renovated, the Fordham Rams came alive in the 2nd inning, sparked by shortstop Alex Pakla's solo blast to left.  Fordham would notch 5 in that inning, and the scoreboard would show 10-0 before Calarendon Insurance even had their first hit...  in the 4th inning.

The wheels almost came off the train in the fourth for Trever Freeman, making his first career start.  After keeping Carendon hitless, whiffing three through the first three frames, hard hits, dropped balls, and poor throws opened the door for the vistors to come within 2 runs, making the game 10-8.  However, with four more runs in the 5th and another blank frame on the mound, Freeman and the Rams made sure that was all they heard of their first victims.  The carnage ended when the Mercy Rule kicked in during the 6th after Fordham went up 20-8.

The game also featured the Fordham debut of Kristin Schwab, whose four hit splash set a record for Fordham first appearances.  Ryan St. Germain, Charlie O'Donnell, Ron Zapata and Jason Gianitti also had multi-RBI games.  Antoinette Mirsberger chipped in with two hits as well, while Chrissy Guerrero played a solid game defensively at second.