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MONMOUTH BASEBALL FALLS LATE AT CANISIUS SUNDAY, 11-10

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 02, 2017
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 BUFFALO, NY- Monmouth baseball got another big offensive performance from Pete Papcun (Brick, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) but a late Canisius rally lifted the Golden Griffins over the Hawks, 11-10 in the rubber game of the weekend series Sunday afternoon.

MU jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first on a Papcun RBI triple, but the Griffs posted a four-run bottom of the inning, scoring on three RBI singles and a sacrifice fly. The Hawks responded in the third with a four-run frame including two home runs, a two-run shot from freshman Danny Long (Sellersville, PA/Pennridge) and a three-run blast from Papcun. Each team scored a pair in the fourth, and MU led 8-6 before Clay Koniencki (Schwenksville, PA/Malvern Prep) made it 10-6 with a two-run home run in the seventh.

Canisius scored five runs on six hits in the bottom of the eighth to take an 11-10 lead, with Ryan Stekl making it a one-run game with an two-run single before Liam Wilson also hit a two-RBI single to put the home team up 11-10.

NOTES AND QUOTES
“We battled tough all game and were unable to close it out.  Give Canisius a great deal of credit; we need to get back on track and learn to close games out.” – head coach Dean Ehehalt

-Pete Papcun drove in four runs for the third time this season, and finished the weekend with 10 RBI’s.
-Clay Koniencki became the ninth Hawk with multiple home runs this year, the most in a season since the 2009 team had 10.
-Ryan Crowley has now started five games in a row and notched a hit in all of them.
-Justin Andrews took his third loss in relief.
-Tyler Ksiazek struck out nine in six innings.
-Canisius takes two of three on the weekend series.

NUMBERS CRUNCH
-MU averaged more than 10 runs per game in the weekend set.
-Stekl led Canisius with four hits and three runs driven in.
-In the 3-4 spots, Tom Jakubowski and Papcun combined to go 4-for-10 with five RBI’s and three runs scored.
-Canisius scored five eighth inning runs to regain the lead.
-The Hawks are now 4-2 in MAAC play, and lost two games in a row in the league for the first time this season.

UP NEXT
-Monmouth hosts Hofstra on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in midweek action.

MONMOUTH BASEBALL FALLS LATE AT CANISIUS SUNDAY, 11-10

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