May 4, 2014
Chris Kalousdian scored the winning run on a wild pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Manhattan topped Siena 8-7 Sunday in Riverdale. The Jaspers rallied to win the final two games of the series by one run after dropping the opener in extra innings.
Even with the loss, Siena (17-28, 13-5) qualified for the six-team MAAC Championships May 21-25 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J. The Saints fell into second place in the MAAC standings, a game behind Canisius which swept Quinnipiac on the road this weekend. The top two seeds get a bye in the Championships.
The Saints led 4-1 Sunday after scoring in each of their first three at bats. Manhattan (13-29, 8-13) tied the game with three runs in the fourth and took the lead with two more in the fifth. Siena tied it again with two runs in the sixth, but the Jaspers answered back with a run in the bottom of the frame to take a 7-6 lead. Vincent Citro scored the tying run in the eighth on an error, but the Saints stranded two runners.
Citro scored three of Siena's seven runs. Mike Allen, Brian Fay, Dan Swain and Patrick Ortland each had two hits. Swain had multi-hit games in all three contests this weekend.
Kalousdian went 3-for-5 with three runs for Manhattan and started the final rally with a one-out single before stealing second.
Siena finishes conference play on the road at Rider and home against Quinnipiac the next two weeks.