Senior Jake Cintolo broke Suffolk’s all-time program mark with his 224th career hit Saturday as the Rams baseball team swept a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader against the Anna Maria College AMCATS.
Cintolo led off the sixth inning of game two with a double to right center to surpass Mike Maguire’s (’05) previous mark of 223 career hits.
Cintolo, Suffolk’s all-time leader in doubles extended his program-high mark with his 56th career two-bagger.
Suffolk took game one, 10-1 behind a complete game effort by junior Dan Shields. In game two, freshman Chuck Gibson hurled a complete game in his first collegiate start as Suffolk came away with a 6-1 victory. The two Suffolk starters combined to allow just seven hits on the day.
The team extended its winning streak to 10 games the following day, taking a pair of games from Albertus Magnus College. The Rams won the opener 12-4 and took game two 9-1..
Cintolo, who was named a Pre-Season All-American by D3Baseball.com for the 2014 season, is hitting .266 on the season (17-for-64) in 18 games with four doubles, one home run and 10 RBI.
He has been a New England Intercollegiate Baseball Assocation (NEIBA) All-Region selection in each of his previous three seasons. In 2013 he also was named a Capital One Academic All-District selection.
Cintolo has been named a GNAC All-Conference selection in each of his three seasons, a GNAC Academic All-Conference selection in two, and in 2011 was named the GNAC’s Rookie of the Year.