April 17, 2013
Mike Fish launched a two-out, three-run homer to left in the bottom of the 10th, propelling Siena to a 5-2 win over Atlantic 10 member Fordham in Loudonville Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints (14-21) have won six straight games entering their MAAC series at Niagara this weekend.
Fish's blast followed a walk to Andres Ortiz, who nearly won the game with a towering drive over the left field pole that was called foul after the Siena dugout cleared to celebrate.
The dramatic finish capped off a well-played game that took just over two and a half hours despite needing extra innings. Both starting pitchers were on top of their game.
Bryan Goossens went seven strong innings for the Saints, allowing just four hits and one run. The rookie lowered his season ERA to 2.97 and he's walked just two batters in 39.1 innings of work all season.
Cody Johnson sacrificed just three hits and one earned run in six innings for the Rams (12-25).
Matt Quintana pitched a perfect frame in the top of the 10th to secure his third win of the season.
Fordham scored the game's first run in the top of the sixth after the two teams rocketed through five innings in 55 minutes. Mike Mauri doubled to left center with two outs, his first of two run-scoring hits on the days.
The Saints answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Vincent Citro doubled and scored on a wild pitch, and Fish drove home Ortiz with a sac fly to left.
Fordham scored the equalizer in the eighth on a sharp single to center by Mauri, and then the two bullpens locked in until the climactic conclusion.