March 9, 2014
Stetson coasted to an 11-1 win in the opener and rallied for a 5-4 win in the nightcap to complete a three-game sweep of Siena Sunday in Deland, Fla. Junior transfer Justin Esquerra continued his hot start with three hits and a home run for the Saints.
Taylor Cockrell went the distance for Stetson (5-11), allowing just five hits and striking out 10.
Siena (0-12) once again grabbed the lead on Alex Tuccio's RBI single in the second, but the Hatters answered with 11 unanswered runs.
Kevin Fagan and Josh Powers each had three hits for Stetson. Patrick Mazeika and Darby McCormick each had two.
The game was tight until the late innings as Stetson held a 3-1 lead entering the seventh before erupting for three runs and then five in the eighth.
John Rooney doubled home a run and Esquerra followed with a two-run homer to give Siena a 3-0 lead in the first, but for the ninth time this season the Saints couldn't make the lead hold up.
Stetson tied the game with three runs in the second and took the lead for good with single runs in the fifth and sixth. Siena got back to within 5-4 with a run in the seventh.
Ben Rakus pitched five innings to earn the win, and Tyler Warmoth retired all six men he faced with three strikeouts to earn the save.
Bryan Goossens went six innings, scattering 13 hits and five runs for the Saints. He struck out four. Fryer came on to work the final two innings and allowed just two hits and no runs.
Esquerra was 2-for-4 with the two RBI, and Vincent Citro collected two hits from the leadoff spot.
Siena plays at Georgia State Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta.