April 20, 2008

ST. AMANT & PEREZ POWER LE MOYNE PAST MARIST 11-7

April 20, 2008

ST. AMANT & PEREZ POWER LE MOYNE PAST MARIST 11-7

SYRACUSE, NY - Le Moyne seniors Phil St. Amant and Robby Perez each connected for two home runs to power the Le Moyne Dolphins past Marist 11-7 in the final game of a three game set. Le Moyne (19-16) has won their last eight games dropping Marist (14-19) in three games this weekend.

Marist’s Ricky Pacione gave the Red Foxes a 1-0 lead in the top of the first innings as he connected for his first of two home runs as he took Le Moyne starter Dan Tunison over the left center field wall. The Dolphins bounced back in the bottom half of the inning as Stephen Crawford led off with a double and scored on a single by Matt Nandin. Nandin came around to score on an RBI groundout by Chris Edmondson.

The Dolphins bats would stay hot in bottom half of the second as Perez connected for his first home run of the day over the right-center field wall. Following singles by Chris Murphy and Crawford, Nandin plated two runs a double to right-center field.

Phil St. Amant would lead off the Dolphin half of the third with a blast to left field. Following Perez’s towering home run to right-center, the Dolphins took a commanding 8-1 lead after three innings.

The Dolphins pushed their lead to 10-1 after RBI singles by Chris Haynes and Sean Paino.

The Red Foxes would scratch for two runs of starter Dan Tunison in the top of the fifth as Bryce Nugent and Richard Curylo connected for RBI hits. Marist would tack on a run in the sixth on a Brian McDonough scored on a Tom McDermott wild pitch and Kenny Anderson drove a Phil St. Amant pitch over the centerfield wall.

St. Amant would atone with his second home run of the day on a blast to right field.

Luke Nellis would earn his sixth save of the year out of the bullpen as he pitched two scoreless innings. Dan Tunison earned his second win of the season pitching five innings, allowing three runs and striking out two.

For Le Moyne, St. Amant and Murphy each collected three hits each. Crawford, Nandin, Haynes, Paino and Perez all collected two hits a piece to pass the 18 hit-attack.

Le Moyne returns to Dick Rockwell Field on Tuesday, April 22nd as they face the University at Albany at 4:00 PM.

Le Moyne 11   Marist 7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Marist.............. 100 021 300 -  7 10  1
LE MOYNE............ 233 200 01X - 11 18  0
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Win - Tunison (2-1).  Loss - McKeown (1-3).  Save - Nellis (6).
E - McDonough. DP - MAR 1; LEM 2. LOB - MAR 8; LEM 7. 2B - Curylo; Crawford;
Nandin; Edmondson; Haynes; Murphy. HR - Pacione 2; Anderson; St Amant 2;
Perez 2. HBP - Pacione; Starkey. SH - Nandin.