QUEENS, N.Y. – In the annual contest between Columbia and St. John’s, the Red Storm defeated the Lions at Jack Keiser Stadium, 24-1.
Columbia served as the home team, as the game was originally scheduled to be played at Andy Coakley Field.
St. John’s took the lead in the top of the second inning, as the Red Storm scored three runs on three base hits.
The Red Storm added three more runs in the third with a two-out double to center field and scored on a fielding error to make it a 6-0 ball game.
Forthun doubled down the left field line in the bottom of the third for Columbia’s first hit. The two-bagger was also the newcomer’s first career extra-base hit.
In the bottom of the fifth, Henry Perkins led off with a single to right field and Jake Summerhays doubled to center field to put runners on second and third. The next batter, Mike Malfettone, hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive home Perkins to put the Lions on the scoreboard.
The Lions now fall to 7-11-1 on the season, while the Red Storm move to 9-10.
The Lions return to action on Wednesday, March 28 for another out of conference game, when the team travels to Hempstead, N.Y. to play Hofstra. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.