Siena used its second seven-run inning of the weekend to take control of the game in its first at bat Sunday and never looked back in a series-clinching 11-2 win at Saint Peter's. Kyano Cummings went eight strong innings, allowing just two runs and four hits to earn the win for the Saints.
Freshman Joe Drpich finished off a monster week at the plate with three hits, including a home run and two doubles. Drpich drove in two runs and scored three times. He was one of six Siena (15-21, 8-4) players to post a multi-hit game. Classmate Ryan Stefaniak made the most of a spot start in left field, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI.
After Dan Swain fouled out to start the game and Jordan Bishop walked, the next six Saints collected hits. Brian Fay's double to left started the scoring, then Dave Hoffmann followed with a two-run double, Drpich doubled home Hoffmann, Lowndes singled and Stefaniak had an RBI hit. Swain finished off the rally on his second trip to the plate with a two-run, two-out double.
Saint Peter's scored both its runs in the first inning after Cummings struck out the first two men he faced. Nick Henriquez and Jose Martinez had back-to-back RBI hits.
Cummings allowed just two hits over his final seven innings and he didn't allow a runner past second base after the second. Chris Amorosi finished the job with a one-hit ninth.
Siena has won seven of nine league games after opening conference play with a series loss at Quinnipiac. The defending champs host Monmouth next weekend, and another series victory would go a long way toward locking down one of the six MAAC Tournament bids.