Baseball Drops Pair Of Contests At Saint Lawrence, 8-0 And 5-4

Baseball Drops Pair Of Contests At Saint Lawrence, 8-0 And 5-4

Game one box score: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/bsb/2009-10/files/smc101.htm

Game two box score: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/bsb/2009-10/files/smc102.htm

CANTON, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (6-24-1) suffered a pair of losses at Saint Lawrence University on Saturday, falling in game one, 8-0, and dropping a narrow 5-4 contest in the nightcap.

Senior Tony Bonvechio (Newport, Vt./North Country Union) belted a three-run home run in the ninth inning of game two for the Purple Knights. Senior Jeff McLaughlin (Rutland, Vt./Rutland) added three singles and a run scored, while sophomore Chad Estey (New Haven, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) doubled and singles, scoring a run. Sophomore Patrick Lawler (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) singled twice and drove in a run, while freshman Andrew Kelley (Woodsville, N.H./Lin-Wood) took the loss, allowing five runs and 13 hits in seven innings.

For Saint Lawrence, Matt DeLuca was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI, while Bryan Brennan went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Ethan Braddock added a triple, single, and two runs scored, while Pat Considine improved to 4-0 on the mound, as he allowed just one run in six innings of work.

In the opener, Chris Cook pitched a four-hit shutout as Saint Lawrence (16-14) bested the Purple Knights. Carter Franza doubled twice, scored two runs and drove in a pair to lead the Saints, while Ryan Duff doubled, singled, recorded two RBIs and scored a run.

For Saint Michael's, sophomore Austin Ziskie (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) took the loss, allowing five earned runs in four innings, while Lawler's double was the lone extra-base hit for the Purple Knights.

Saint Michael's returns to action on Monday with a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader at the College of Saint Rose.