Saints Drop Baseball Series Finale at Fairfield
April 17, 2005
Sophomore Ed Kamintzky tossed seven no-hit innings to start the game, and Fairfield broke things open with five runs in the bottom of the seventh in an 8-2 MAAC win over Siena Sunday in Fairfield. Justin Arasin broke up the no-hitter to leadoff the eighth, and finished the game 2-for-4 for the Saints.
Fairfield (7-22/5-7 MAAC) scored first in the bottom of the first on a John Scafie sacrifice fly following a pair of singles. Siena (11-15/6-3 MAAC) senior Josh Burnett then matched Kamintzky with zeros until the Stags broke through again in the sixth, scoring twice. Scafie again did the damage, launching a two-run homerun to right centerfield to put the Stags up 3-0.
In the fifth, the wheels fell off, as Burnett and reliever Mike Orlick were touched for five runs. Leadoff hitter Mark Geanuleas collected two RBI with a bases loaded single through the left side of the infield, and Scafie drove in his fourth run of the game with a single to left later in the inning.
Siena finally got on the board in the eight. After Arasin singled, pinch hitter Steve Ballas flew out, but junior Matt Gidaly followed with the visitors second safety of the afternoon. Leadoff hitter Chris Klepps chased Arasin home with a single to centerfield. In the ninth, the Saints scored again as Gabe Perez led off the frame with a double to left field chasing Kamintsky from the game. He scored on Arasin's second hit of the game, a single to center with two outs.
"We never got things going today," Head Coach Tony Rossi said. "It was a disappointing loss that really hurts us in the standings and adds extra importance to our remaining MAAC games. Our hitters didn't make the necessary adjustments at the plate, but on the flipside, Fairfield really hit the ball well, and Kamintzky did a good job keeping our hitters off balance."
The Saints return to action in a doubleheader Wednesday at New York Tech.