March 23, 2004
Four Saints collected two hits and six Siena pitchers combined to allow just two runs and six hits in an easy 9-2 road win over Wagner in Staten Island Tuesday. Ryan Bitter collected the victory in the predetermined split rotation, his second of the season (2-2).
Siena (6-9) scored the first seven runs of the afternoon, breaking through for three in both the third and fourth innings. Sophomore catcher Eric Hildenbrand sparked the initial rally, he ended the game with two hits and a pair of runs scored.
Senior shortstop Blake Hanan also collected two hits, drove in two runs, stole three bases and scored a run. Hanan also blasted a home run. Classmate Tony Cipolla upped his batting average with a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
Scott King was the other Saint to register a multihit game.
The Siena pitching was also sharp all afternoon. Bitter started the game and worked the first two innings, allowing two hits while striking out three batters. Ken Grant, Trevor Reid (2), Josh Copskey and Josh Courage each worked scoreless innings as well.
Only sophomore John Lanan allowed a run, as the Seahawks (2-10) scored their two runs in the last of the fifth on a two out RBI single off the bat of freshman Matt Mastrianni, scoring senior Chris Dick and junior Kane Furst who each reached on walks.
Siena returns to the city tomorrow afternoon to take on Long Island University.