Baseball Splits Twin Bill with Hofstra

March 25, 2008

Final Stats Game 1
Final Stats Game 2

Will Hassett picked up the complete game victory as Siena salvaged its baseball doubleheader with Hofstra with a 9-1 win in the nightcap. The Pride rallied from a 3-0 deficit to post a 6-3 win in the first game.

Hassett tossed seven innings allowing just three hits and one run. The Pride scored its only run on a bases loaded walk in the seventh.

Freshman first baseman Kevin Quaranto went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in the second game. Nick Messinger was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Siena scored three runs in both the third and fourth innings and two in the fifth to break the game open. Their final run came in the sixth on Jason DeFilippo's single.

Quaranto doubled home a run in the third and Messinger's bases loaded single delivered two more. Jacob Willis and Quaranto had RBI safeties in the fourth and Eric Mruczek plated a run with a deep sacrifice fly to left.

Moises Rivera's single highlighted the two-run fifth. Siena pounded out nine hits and committed just one error.

In the opener, Siena starter Kevin Sumple departed with a 3-2 lead after five strong innings on the mound. Sumple allowed just two hits and two runs - both of which came on Jeff Guthridge's two-run third inning home run off the left field foul pole.

Chris Klepps had staked the Saints to a 3-0 lead with a bases clearing double to left centerfield in the second inning.



The Siena bullpen could not hold the lead. Hofstra scored four runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Nick Panzaella's two-RBI double put the Pride on top and Dion Pouncil and Tom Legregni provided insurance with RBI's later in the frame.

Brody Fontaine pitched five innings of one-hit shutout relief to pick up the victory for Hofstra.

Siena returns to action this weekend when it hosts Saint Peter's in a three-game MAAC set here in Loudonville.