May 8, 2011

BSB: ANARUMO AND WIESE LEAD DOLPHINS TO 2-1 WIN AT LAFAYETTE

Easton, Pa. – Junior southpaw Mike Anarumo (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) tossed six and two-thirds scoreless innings and freshman left fielder Pat Wiese (Fayetteville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) drove in both runs to lead the Le Moyne College baseball team to a 2-1 win over Lafayette on Sunday afternoon at Kamine Stadium.

After four scoreless innings to open the game, the Dolphins scored their two runs on two hits in the top of the fifth inning. Sophomore second baseman Vincent Redmond (Ithaca, N.Y./Lansing/Garrett College) was hit by a pitch with one out and moved to second on a single through the left side by junior catcher Kyle Kalaka (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Roy C. Ketcham). Wiese followed with a double to right center to drive in Redmond and Kalaka.

The Leopards threatened in the bottom of the ninth inning, but were only able to score one run on three hits. Third baseman Scott Kelleher led off with a double to left center and advanced to third on a single through the left side by right fielder Alex Bechta. Catcher A.J. Miller then lined a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in Kelleher. Bechta moved to third after a steal of second and a single by pinch-hitter Brad Hopek, but junior reliever Ed Kohout (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence/Genesee C.C.) struck out designated hitter Bobby Fargnoli to end the game.

Anarumo, making his second straight start (the only two of his career), struck out three to earn his team-leading fourth win of the year, while allowing just three hits in the longest appearance of his career. Kohout pitched the final two and one-third innings, which included inducing a groundout by the first batter he faced with the bases loaded in the seventh, to earn his fifth save of the season, while yielding a run on three hits and striking out four. Ethan Perro took the loss after giving up two runs on four hits over six innings pitched, while striking out four.

Le Moyne (21-28), which has won six of its last seven games, returns to the diamond on Monday for a doubleheader at Buffalo at 3:00 p.m.