March 25, 2008

DOLPHINS USE EARLY POWER SURGE TO TOP BUFFALO 10-9

March 25, 2008

O’NEILL, AMANT, AND EDMONDSON PRODUCE EIGHT OF THE TEN DOLPHIN’S RUNS IN 10-9 VICTORY OVER BUFFALO.

SYRACUSE, NY-Junior Brandon Otto picks up his second win of the season. Otto went two innings allowing two runs on one hit. It was a collective effort for Coach Owens’s pitching staff, using six pitchers in relief. Sophomore Luke Nellis closed the game for the Dolphins, and earned his second save of the season. Offensively the Dolphins were led by left fielder Chris Edmondson. Edmondson drove in four RBIs with his 2-4 performance at the plate. Both hits came off of home runs. The Dolphins improve to 9-12 with the win. The Bulls fall to 5-15 (0-3 MAC).

The production came from the 3-4-5 hitters in Owens’s lineup. O’Neill, Amant, and Edmondson contributed six hits on thirteen plate appearances, producing eight of the ten Dolphins runs.

The Bulls would quickly score two runs in the top half of the first on a Rob Mancini double over the head of Sean Paino in centerfield. The Bulls would tack on another run with a Chris Ciesla RBI groundout to shortstop. The Dolphins would promptly answer back, regaining a three-to-two lead in the bottom half of the inning. The Dolphins would start their offensive attack by a double down the leftfield line by Matt Nandin. Corey O’Neill’s two run blasts and Edmondson’s solo homerun would generate the Dolphins runs.

Edmondson would follow his second at bat with his second home run of the game, this time a three run blasts. The Dolphins would pick up four more runs in the inning expanding their lead 7-2. The Dolphins would expand their lead 9-2 before the Bulls would respond.

Brian Randazzo, and Rob Mancini would deliver RBI singles in the top of the fifth. The lead would be cut 9-4. Crawford’s RBI double would produce the last Dolphins run in the bottom of the fifth.
In front 10-5, heading into the sixth inning, the Bulls would claw their way back into the game. The Bulls would hit three home runs in the last four innings generating seven runs. Chris Ciesla’s two run homer off of Mike Anarumo would bring the Bulls to within one (10-9). Nellis would shut the Bulls down in the top of the ninth and earn his second save of the season.

The Dolphins will host the Manhattan Jaspers Saturday, March 29th. The first pitch of the double header is scheduled at noon.

Billy Rizzo - Sports Information Assistant

Le Moyne 10    Buffalo 9

Score by Innings                        R  H  E
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Buffalo.................. 200 022 300 -  9 11  0
LE MOYNE............ 341 110 00X - 10 11  2
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Win - Otto (2-2).  Loss - ANDERSON (2-3).  Save - Nellis (2).
E - M.Brown; Perez. DP - LEM 1. LOB - UB 6; LEM 6. 2B - MANCINI; Crawford;
Nandin; Del Valle. HR - MANCINI; CIESLA; WALCZAK; O'Neill; St Amant;
Edmondson 2. HBP - ROSENBECK; O'Neill; Perez. SH - Nandin; Del Valle. SF -
FOLLI; Nandin. SB - RANDAZZO; MANCINI; BLAIR.