April 15, 2008
Sophomore Craig Marcellus tossed seven three-hit innings allowing just one run as the Siena baseball team knocked off non-conference foe Binghamton 6-2 Tuesday in Loudonville. It was the 10th win of the season for the Saints, now 10-22 overall.
Binghamton (10-21) took a 1-0 lead in the second when Ryan Holley doubled and was drove home on Brian Ivan's single to centerfield.
The Saints erupted for five runs in the home half of the second to seize control of the game. Nick Messinger drove home the first two runs with a single to left that chased home Don DiPetta and Jason DeFilippo. DeFilippo reached base with a double - his first of two hits in the game.
Rick Seltzer, Jacob Willis and Kevin Quaranto all followed with RBI hits.
Neither team scored again until the seventh when Messinger drove home another Siena run with a sharp single to center. He finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored to pace the Saints' 12-hit attack.
Dan Miklas relieved Marcellus after 111 pitches in the eighth and finished the job with two solid innings of relief. Marcellus allowed just one unearned run in the ninth inning.
Binghamton received strong production from its bullpen, which pitched seven innings allowing just one run. Four different relievers were used in the predetermined split game, and only starter Dan Steers gave up more than one run.
Willis and Seltzer joined DeFilippo and Messinger with multi-hit games for the Saints.
Kyle Klee had two of the Bearcats six hits.
Siena has a quick turnaround. The Saints host NJIT Wednesday in a doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m. at Siena Field.