May 4, 2008

TARDIFF’S STRONG PERFORMANCE ON THE MOUND DEALS FAIRFIELD A 7-2 DEFEAT.

May 4, 2008

TARDIFF’S STRONG PERFORMANCE ON THE MOUND DEALS FAIRFIELD A 7-2 DEFEAT.

FAIRFIELD, CT – Le Moyne right-hander Jeff Tardiff guided the Dolphins to a 7-2 victory on Sunday at Alumni Field. Tardiff pitched six innings, holding the Stags to one earned run and three hits. With the win, the Dolphins improve to 24-20 on the season. Fairfield drops to 14-30.

The Dolphins were on the board in the top of the first as Steve Crawford led of the game with a single to left field. Chris Edmondson pushed him across connecting for his 10th home run of the season to give the Dolphins a 2-0 advantage

Following a walk to Pat Hoban, Fairfield’s Tucker Nathans run scoring double right center cut the Dolphins’ lead to 2-1. Le Moyne responded with an RBI double by Aaron DiFruscio pushing the lead back to two runs.

The Dolphins put the game out of reach in the sixth inning as Chris Murphy connected for his second home run in as many days to plate two runs. Le Moyne tacked on one more with an RBI single by Edmondson.

Sophomore Dan Tunison locked up the Fairfield attack over the final three innings to earn his first career save. Tunison pitched three innings allowing only one hit.

Senior Steve Crawford paced the 12-hit attack with a 3-for-5 effort with two runs scored. Robby Perez, Chris Haynes and Edmondson each added two hits.

Le Moyne returns to Dick Rockwell Field for their final home series of the year on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday May 11th.

Le Moyne 7  Fairfield 2

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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LE MOYNE............ 210 003 100 -  7 12  0
Fairfield........... 100 100 000 -  2  4  0
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Win - Tardiff (4-3).  Loss - Ciallella (2-4).  Save - Tunison (1).
DP - LEM 1. LOB - LEM 7; FFD 4. 2B - Haynes; Perez; Nathans; Joyce. HR -
Edmondson; St Amant; Murphy. HBP - Edmondson; Allen. SH - Murphy. SF -
Rudolph. SB - Crawford 2.