Rider Shuts Down Siena Baseball

April 22, 2007

Final Stats

Rider pounded out 17 hits and scored 13 runs, more than enough support for starting pitcher Will O'Connor, who combined with Ryan Miller to shutout Siena 13-0 in Loudonville Sunday. The Broncs took the series 2-1 with the victory after the two teams split their doubleheader Saturday.

Sean Olson and David Hayes each went deep for Rider (12-19/8-6). Olson drove in four runs, while leadoff man Maurice Williams went 2-for-5 with three RBI. Each of Rider's first six hitters in the order had at least two hits and Adam Tussey - who batted ninth - finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.

The Broncs scored three runs in the second and two in the third to chase Siena (4-25/3-8) starter Andy Wells (0-5) from the game. Ryan King relieved Wells and tossed three innings without allowing an earned run, though the Broncs added single unearned tallies in the fourth and sixth to stretch their advantage to 7-0.

Rider broke the game wide open with six runs in the eighth inning on seven hits. Olson's three-run home run to left highlighted the rally.

Will Hassett pitched a scoreless ninth for Siena.

O'Connor went seven strong innings for Rider, allowing just seven hits and a walk. Miller pitched the final two innings, allowing two hits and a walk.

Gary DerHagopian paced Siena's nine-hit attack with a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

The Saints return to action tomorrow at Connecticut. Game time is set for 4 p.m.