CCSU scored four runs in the sixth inning and held off a late Siena charge to post a 6-4 non-league win Tuesday in Loudonville. The Saints scored three runs in the ninth and had the tying run on second with nobody out, but couldn't complete the comeback.
That's where things stayed until the fifth as Saints' starter Rick Morales allowed just one hit over his first four innings of work. Ian Glassman's two-run single in the fifth broke the ice for the Blue Devils.
The big inning was the sixth as CCSU (12-19) scored four runs on three timely hits, and took advantage of a hit by pitch and two bases loaded walks. Glassman again delivered the big blow - a two-run single to right center that plated the final two runs.
It seemed like CCSU had things in control until the ninth, but the Saints came storming back.
Joe Drpich and pinch hitter Carlos Tapia walked to start the rally, and Phil Madonna and Brett Connors followed with run-scoring singles off reliever Matt Blandino. That brought pinch hitter Yahriel Jiminez to the plate, and the sophomore delivered a towering double into the right centerfield gap that scored Madonna.
Bishop finished with two of Siena's nine hits. Rosenstein and Justin Scala combined to allow just one run and two hits over the final four innings.
Kevin Connolly got the win in relief for the Blue Devils, working two innings and giving up just one hit.
Siena will try to start a new streak tomorrow at Holy Cross.