BASEBALL TAKES TWO AT IONA, EXTENDS BEST EVER START TO MAAC PLAY
New Rochelle, N.Y. (April 6, 2007)- Manhattan took advantage of six Iona errors, scoring 12 unearned runs to sweep its MAAC twin bill with the Gaels, 7-2 and 12-0, this afternoon at Salesian Field. The Jaspers scored seven times in the final two innings to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opener, and senior Josh Santerre extended his scoreless innings streak to 17 innings with his second, consecutive, complete game, three-hit, no earned run performance in a 12-0 final.
In the opener, Iona scored an unearned run in the first and its second in the sixth on a sacrifice fly, and took a 2-0 lead into the eighth.
Jesse Darcy worked the first seven innings for
The Jasper bats would change the senior’s demeanor in the top of the eighth, turning a walk and two singles into five runs, as Iona committed four errors (along with a passed ball), putting Darcy as the pitcher of record on the winning end.
Brian Pendergast come out of the pen in the eighth to relieve Darcy, as the long inning, the lead, and the cold day ended the
Mike Garcia laced a single through the left side in the top of the ninth to plate Nick Derba and Matt Rizzotti and make the score 7-2, and, after allowing a leadoff single in the ninth, Pendergast struck out the next three batters to close out his third save of the season.
In the nightcap, Santerre allowed just three hits, all singles, and tallied seven of the game’s final 12 outs via strikeout to post his fourth win of the season. The senior did not walk a batter on the day
The Jaspers put the game out of reach in the sixth, scoring eight runs on five hits and two
The two local and MAAC rivals conclude the MAAC series tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, with a single, nine-inning game. First pitch is slated for .