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Courtesy: Karlee Sell

MONMOUTH BASEBALL’S LATE RALLY COMES UP JUST SHORT AT SIENA SUNDAY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 09, 2017
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LOUDONVILLE, NY- Monmouth Baseball scored four runs in the ninth inning, including a three-run home run from Dan Shea (Wilmington, DE/Salesianum), but eventually fell 6-5 at Siena on Sunday afternoon. The Saints win two of three games on the weekend.

Siena jumped to a 4-1 lead, with Jordan Bishop singling home the second run in the second before a two-run base hit in the fifth to make it 4-0. MU got a run back in the sixth on a wild pitch, but the Saints added two in the eighth when Zach Durfee doubled to center to make it 6-1.

MU had the first six batters of the ninth inning reach safely, with Shea hitting a three-run homer to cut it to 6-4. After Shea’s blast, MU loaded the bases with nobody out, trimming the lead to 6-5 on a fielder’s choice. With one away and runners on the corners, Danny Hobbs got Aidan Favia (Short Hills, NJ/Millburn) to ground into a double play to end the game.

NOTES AND QUOTES
“We fought as a team to the last out. I want our guys to relish these pressure spots. Our inability to score early in the game came back to bite us.  We look forward to playing at home next weekend.” – head coach Dean Ehehalt

-All of Monmouth’s four conference losses have come by one run.
-Shaine Hughes had three hits in every game of the series.
-Dan Shea is now the team leader in home runs with five.
-Joe Molettiere posted a perfect eighth inning in relief.
-Six Hawks had multi-hit afternoons.
-MU has dropped two of three for the second consecutive conference weekend.
-Monmouth will play the next two conference weekend at home before the MAAC bye to end April.

NUMBERS CRUNCH

-Tyler Ksiazek took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings.
-Monmouth outhit Siena 13-12.
-Each team made one error in the game.
-Chris Amorosi earned the win for Siena, allowing one run in five innings.

UP NEXT
-Monmouth is at Columbia on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference game at 3:00 p.m.
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