April 8, 2007
Phil Cahill went 5-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI to help Siena past Niagara 11-7 at Sal Malgie Field in Niagara Falls Sunday. It was the first win of the season for the Saints. The second game was cancelled due to snow and temperatures in the upper 20's. Tomorrow's scheduled third game has also been cancelled due to league policy.
The Saints (1-21/1-5) built an early 6-0 lead, scoring two runs in each of their first three at bats. Jake Willis and Cahill had RBI hits in the first inning to start the scoring. Michael Ambury singled home a pair of runs in the second, and, in the third, Moises Rivera scored on an error and Nick Messinger drove home a run with a sacrifice fly.
Andrew MacDonald homered to left field off Siena starter Craig Chaput plating Niagara's (10-13/2-5) first two runs in the bottom of the third.
Siena took a commanding 10-2 lead with three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Eric Mruczek, who finished 3-for-4, drove home two runs with a double to center field in the fifth and Messinger singled home the Saints 10th run in the sixth inning.
Niagara scored once in the sixth and four times in the seventh to cut the Saints lead to 10-7. Junior Tim Roberts drove home a pair of runs with a single in the seventh.
Chaput was relieved after seven innings of work. He picked up his first victory of the season, allowing seven hits and five earned runs while striking out six. Will Hassett relieved Chaput and tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the save.
Siena out-hit Niagara 17-7. Leadoff man Jason DeFilippo joined Willis, Rivera Cahill and Mruczek with multi-hit games.
Harrison Harber led Niagara with three hits.
The Saints return to action at Vermont on Tuesday with a doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m.