May 4, 2003
Junior outfielder Carrie Getz added four more hits to her season, raising her nationally ranked batting average to .471 as Siena rallied for a split with MAAC foe Canisius on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. The Saints will be the #4 seed in the MAAC Tournament this coming weekend in Fairfield, Conn. They will play top-seeded Fairfield in the first round.
Canisius' Andrea Bunten controlled the first game, going the distance while allowing just three hits. Getz led off the game with a bunt single and advanced to third on a throwing error, but was left stranded. Rebecca Murphy broke the scoreless tie with a solo home run in the fifth inning and Ashley Gonnello singled home the game's only other run in the seventh. Siena's Tara Campbell allowed just the two runs and struck out 11 batters in suffering the hard-luck loss.
The Siena bats awoke in the second game as the Saints struck for three runs in their first two plate appearances. Siena scored its initial three hits without the benefit of a hit, taking advantage of three Canisius errors. The Golden Griffins battled back with a pair of runs in their first at bat, but Siena struck for three more in the bottom of the second. Sara Rose drove home the first run of the inning with a fielders choice, Lisa DiBlasi picked up an RBI later in the inning when she drew a bases loaded walk.
Both teams scored single runs in the fourth inning to account for the final margin. Veronica Arredondo doubled and scored the final Siena run. Adrian St. Cin picked up her fifth victory of the season (5-4) scattering eight hits in six innings of work. Tisha Salamino pitched a scoreless seventh in her return to the circle from injury.