April 14, 2011


Buffalo, N.Y. – Senior right fielder Don Schaaf (Medford, N.Y./Longwood HS) drove in the game-winning run with a single in the ninth inning as the Le Moyne College baseball team rallied for a 3-2 win over Canisius on Thursday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex.

The Golden Griffs got on the scoreboard first with a run on two hits in the bottom of the second inning. Third baseman Dew Pettit led off with a single to the second baseman and moved to second on a single up the middle by second baseman Jose Torralba. After catcher Frank Polino reached on a fielder's choice in which Pettit was retired at third base and a double-steal by Torralba and Polino, left fielder Shane Zimmer grounded out to the shortstop to drive in Torralba.

Canisius extended its lead to two with a run on two hits in the sixth inning. With one out, first baseman Brian Burton doubled to center. Two batters later, Torralba singled up the middle to knock in Burton from third.

Le Moyne evened the score at two apiece in the top of the seventh inning. After junior center fielder Brett Botsford (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) led off the frame with a double down the left field line, sophomore shortstop Ryan Mahoney (Clay, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) blasted his team-best sixth home run of the season to center field.

The Dolphins took the lead in the top of the ninth inning with a run on one hit. Botsford led off by drawing a walk on seven pitches, moved to second on a sac bunt by Mahoney and then stole third. After a hit batsman and a Canisius pitching change, Schaaf singled through the left side to drive in Botsford.

Junior southpaw Mike Anarumo (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) earned his second win of the year by tossing two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, while striking out one. Junior righty Ed Kohout (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence/Genesee C.C.) struck out two batters and worked his way around a pair of walks to earn his second save of the year. Ryan Fennell took the loss for Canisius after giving up a run over one inning of work.

Le Moyne (12-22), which won for the first time in 19 games this year when trailing after six innings, returns to action on Tuesday against UAlbany at 3:30 p.m.