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Area colleges: Rider knocks Siena basebal team out of first place in MAAC

Monday, April 29, 2013
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LOUDONVILLE — Mike Parsons’ two-run double highlighted a four-run second inning Sunday as the Rider College baseball team knocked Siena out of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a 6-4 victory over the Saints.

Siena (19-24, 10-5 MAAC) had taken a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by John Rooney.

Siena rallied in the ninth, cutting the Broncs’ lead to 6-4 on a bases-loaded error. Siena junior Andres Ortiz then drove a hard shot to left field, but Ian Lindsay charged the ball and made the catch to end the game.

Rider improved to 11-4 in the conference and 26-15 overall.

Rider 140 000 100 — 6 9 2

Siena 300 000 001 — 4 7 1

Sowa, Kuberiet (8), Aiello (9) and Strano; Lewicki, Goossens (2), Quintana (9) and Balkwill.

UAlbany 1, UMBC 0

ALBANY — The Great Danes registered their second America East Conference series sweep of the season, blanking the Retrievers.

Redshirt sophomore Stephen Carey, making his first career start, scattered four hits and struck out four in seven innings to get his first victory.

The only run was scored in the first inning. Senior Nolan Gaige led off with a single, stole second, went to third n a groundout and scored on Gordon Madej’s single.

UAlbany coach Jon Mueller picked up his 299th coaching victory as the Danes improved to 20-16-1 (13-8 AE).

UMBC 000 000 000 — 0 5 0

UAlbany 100 000 000 — 1 7 0

Gomez, Cohn (8) and Coluccio; Carey, Juarique (8), Stinar (9) and Lepre.

Union 6-17, Skidmore 2-12

SCHENECTADY — Union set a single-season record for victories by sweeping the Thoroughbreds in a Liberty League double-header.

Union (21-8, 18-4 LL) scored two runs on suicide squeeze bunts in the opener.

In the second game, Jason Cohen had two hits and drove in three runs, Eric Egan was 3-for-3 with two RBI and the Dutchmen stole five bases.

Skidmore 001 001 0 — 2 4 4

Union 000 114 x — 6 9 0

Petrella and Green; Roberts, Rhoda (7) and Peretti.

Skidmore 000 033 006 — 12 12 3

Union 014 222 33x — 17 18 2

Forman, Bannon (3), Willig (6), Stafutti (7), LaVita (7), Johnstone (8) and Green; Faber, McGavick (6), Yonta (7), Pignatello (9), Borglum (9), Rhoda (9) and Peretti, Fitzsimmons.

RPI 6-7, Clarkson 11-4

POTSDAM — Senior shortstop Jonny Rio hit a walkoff three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game to give the Engineers a Liberty League split with the Golden Knights.

RPI improved to 23-10 overall and 15-7 in the conference.

In the opener, Al Mersman went 2-for-3 and scored three runs from the No. 9 position in the batting order for the Engineers.

Clarkson 202 005 2 — 11 8 1

RPI 002 031 0 —  6 8 2

Jasek and Beninati; Schiavone, Rao (3), Gallagher (6) and Holomakoff.

Clarkson 200 000 100 — 4 10 0

RPI 000 013 003 — 7  9 2

Roma, Padrazo (6), Ehrets (9) and Ben­inati; Jensen and Kozak, Holomakoff.

Adelphi 10, Saint Rose 3

GARDEN CITY — Junior Joseph Carcone went 3-for-5 with an RBI, and senior Caleb Gleason extended his hitting streak to 10 games for Saint Rose, which fell to 7-18 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Saint Rose 000 002 100 —  3  9 0

Adelphi 210 501 10x — 10 15 1

Johnson, Naughton (5), Ramon (7), Schwartz (8) and Capone; Bove, Mulford (6), Abramowitz (9) and Hutzel, Zarrella.

Hudson Valley CC 6-7,

Columbia-Greene 0-6

TROY — Josh Temple scattered six hits and struck out eight in the first game, and Hudson Valley cap­italized on five Columbia-Greene errors in the second game to sweep a Region III double-header.

Andy Koazk had three hits in Game 1, and Alex Lushkevich had a triple, a single and scored three runs, and Charles Parslow chipped in with a two-run double in Game 2.

Columbia-Greene 000 000 0 — 0  6 0

Hudson Valley 200 013 x — 6 11 0

Fox and Carpentino; Temple and Craig.

Columbia-Greene 000 101 4 — 6 9 5

Hudson Valley 103 201 x — 7 9 2

Halligan, Phillips (4), Broast (4) and Cardinale; Parslow, McGowan (7), Brienza (7) and Craig.

Softball

Siena 14-4, Manhattan 3-5

RIVERDALE — Siena banged out 17 hits — including Paige Lloyd’s seventh home run of the season — in the first game as the Saints earned a split of a MAAC double-header.

Winning pitcher Jessica-Jo Sandrini chipped in with a two-run double, Melanie Kalesse belted a two-run triple and Mandy Ferro and Megan Volz each had three hits for the Saints (16-24, 8-4 MAAC).

In the second game, Manhattan ( 19-23, 9-7 MAAC) battled back from a 4-0 deficit and scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning on an error. Volz’s three-run homer accounted for most of Siena’s offense.

Siena 040 406 — 14 17 0

Manhattan 000 300 —  3  4 2

Sandrini and Volz; Redding, Bright (3), Hamm (4), Romero (6) and McDevitt.

Siena 103 000 00 — 4 6 1

Manhattan 000 022 01 — 5 9 0

Sandrini and Volz; Bowen and Stallard.

Ithaca 7, Union 1

Union 6, Plattsburgh 2

SCHENECTADY — Union scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning, highlighted by Alyssa Wolejko’s two-run single, as the Dutchwomen defeated Plattsburgh to improve to 16-21.

Sam Bender of Ithaca threw a six-hitter in the first game.

Ithaca 001 002 4 — 7 10 0

Union 000 000 1 — 1  6 3

Bender and Johnson; Staats and Palleschi.

Union 200 000 4 — 6 7 0

Plattsburgh 020 000 0 — 2 8 3

Wolejko, Logan (3), Staats (5) and Palleschi; Fisher, Anderson (7) and Milano.

Saint Rose 2, Adelphi 1

ALBANY — Freshman Nicole Wickham scattered five hits as the Golden Knights held off No. 23 Adelphi on Senior Day.

The Knights (11-29-1, 9-18 Northeast-10 Conference) scored both of their runs in the first inning on four singles. Danielle Brusca and Rachel Reed picked up the RBIs.

Adelphi 000 100 0 — 1 5 0

Saint Rose 200 000 0 — 2 5 0

Kelly, Watts (5) and Lindner; Wickham and Williams.

SUNY-Cobleskill 6-1, Wells 3-0

COBLESKILL — The Fighting Tigers secured a berth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament by sweeping Wells.

Freshman Erin Wadsworth (Ichabod Crane) hit her first home run of the season in the opener, and singled in Mattea Bagley with the only run in the nightcap for the Tigers.

Wadsworth and Brianne Gray combined on a one-hitter in Game 2 for the Tigers (19-16, 12-8 NEAC).

Wells 300 000 0 — 3 9 6

SUNY-Cobleskill 022 101 x — 6 8 1

Meier and Wilson; Gray and Springer.

Wells 000 000 0 — 0 1 4

SUNY-Cobleskill 100 000 0 — 1 2 2

Meier and Wilson; Wadsworth, Gray (6) and Springer.

Monroe CC 8-9,

Hudson Valley CC 0-1

ROCHESTER — The seventh-ranked Tribunes gave up a total of six hits in two games, dropping the Vikings to 7-11.

Football

Hermann to join Raiders

TROY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute quarterback Mike Hermann has agreed to sign as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders.

He’s expected to join the Raiders for the team’s workouts in May.

A three-time All-Liberty League choice, including a two-time Offensive Player of the Year, Hermann completed 178 of 296 passes

(60.1 percent) for 2,366 yards and 23 touchdowns last season.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was also the Engineers’ leading rusher with 510 yards and seven touchdowns on 107 carries.

 
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