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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Canisius Moves Into 4th Place With Sweep Of St. Peter's

Senior Amanda Baun won her last ever home start
Canisius 6
St. Peter's 1

Canisius 5
St. Peter's 2

The Canisius Golden Griffins wrapped up their MAAC home schedule with a sweep of the St. Peter's Peacocks Sunday in Buffalo, NY.

Senior day at Canisius saw Amanda Baun get her final start at the Demske Sports Complex, and she made the most of it, beating St. Peter's 6-1 with a nine strikeout performance. The Peacocks actually opened the scoring in this game in the top of the first inning. After Lee Harrison got all the way to second base due to third baseman Meghan Cuda's error, Sierra Parker singled her home for a 1-0 lead. But it was all Canisius after that. In the bottom of the third inning. Meghan Cuda led off with a double; Val Nappo's bunt moved her to third base (Val was safe on the play); and she scored on Robin Kennery's ground ball. RBIs by Bethany DeMarco and Stephanie Pfentner then gave the Griffs a 3-0 lead. Canisius added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Bethany DeMarco doubled home two more runs, giving her three for the game, and Tori Nappo scored after an error. Erica Colon took the loss for St. Peter's; but she allowed only three earned runs while striking out six. Meghan Cuda, Bethany DeMarco and Val Nappo had two hits each for Canisius; Nicole Olmedo hit two doubles for St. Peter's.

Canisius jumped in front 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning of game two thanks to an RBI double by Robin Kennery, and a two RBI single by Stephanie Pfentner.  The Peacocks got back in the game with a run in the fourth, which was scored by Lee Harrison stealing home; and a run in the sixth, which was scored after Fran D'Amato's ground ball out. But Canisius scored twice more in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 5-2 when, after Michelle DelPrince was walked, Meghan Cuda hit a shot down the right field line, and made it all the way home with an exciting inside the park home run. Jen Consaul earned her MAAC leading 15th win of the season; Tori Feorenzo took the loss, although only two of the Canisius runs were earned. Canisius improved to 6-4 in the MAAC; St. Peter's fell to 1-9.

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