April 10, 2002
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Senior captain Josh Kean (Schenectady, N.Y./South Colonie/S.C.C.C.) had three hits and two runs scored to pace Siena's (9-20) offensive outburst Wednesday afternoon as the Saints cruised to an easy 11-2 win over Atlantic 10 member Fordham (6-23-1) at Siena Field. Siena scored five runs in the first inning and six in the third to account for its final tally.
After lead-off hitter Kevin Roberts scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the Saints' initial at bat, freshman designated hitter Luis Khoury (Syosset, N.Y./St. Anthony's) blasted a three-run home run over the left field fence to break the game open early. Siena's six-run third was capped off by a two-RBI triple from senior Ryan Finn off the left-centerfield wall.
The aforementioned scoring provided Siena's predetermined pitching staff all the insurance it would need. Senior Dave Pahucki (New Hampton, N.Y./Goshen) picked up the victory working the first two innings-the 19th of his career. Justin Knoff, Josh Copskey, Josh Burnett, Mark Sanborn and Dale Szachewicz all saw time in relief with only Copskey and Burnett allowing runs. Burnett, who worked two innings gave up an unearned run following a passed ball in the sixth inning, while Copskey allowed two hits and an earned run in the fourth inning.
Joining Kean with a multi-hit game for the victors were thirdbaseman Tony Cipolla, firstbaseman Josh Courage along with Roberts. Timothy Short and Jon Volosin led the visitors with three hits apiece in defeat.
Siena, which has now won five of its last seven games, returns to action for a conference doubleheader against Niagara at Siena Field on Saturday at noon.