March 25, 2006

T.J. Sheridan one-hits Fairfield, Dolphins split MAAC opening doubleheader

March 25, 2006

BASEBALL: LE MOYNE SPLITS CONFERENCE OPENING DOUBLEHEADER AT FAIRFIELD, T.J. SHERIDAN PITCHES ONE-HITTER IN NIGHTCAP

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Junior southpaw T.J. Sheridan (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) pitched a one-hit shutout in the second game to salvage a doubleheader split in the MAAC baseball opener at Fairfield. The Dolphins (7-7, 1-1 MAAC) dropped the opener 4-3 in 12 innings, but topped the Stags (5-11, 1-1 MAAC) 6-0 in the second game.

Sheridan needed just 93 pitches to record his first career shutout. He struck out five and allowed just one fourth-inning hit.

Sophomore Jamie Rose (Hornell, N.Y./Hornell) went 3-for-3 to key Le Moyne's 13 hit attack. Sophomore Andy Parrino (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport) and junior Ben Gaal (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) had two hits each.

In the opener, Le Moyne scored twice in the top of the eighth to knot the contest at two. The Dolphins plated the first run in extra innings in the top of the 12th, but Fairfield loaded the bases and scored a pair of runs on a throwing error in the bottom half of the inning. Just one of Fairfield's four runs were earned.

The same two clubs will meet on Sunday in a single nine-inning game.

FAIRFIELD 4, LE MOYNE 3 (12 INN.)
Le Moyne         000       000       020       001       3-10-2
Fairfield            010       001       001       002       4-8-2

Le Moyne - Bobby Blevins, A.J. Lindsey (8), Ryan Woods (9, L), Adam Leduc (12) and Brian Hansen
Fairfield - Ed Kamintzky, Dan Breen (9) and Tom Arpino

LE MOYNE 6, FAIRFIELD 0
Le Moyne         101       003       1          -           6-13-1
Fairfield            000       000       0          -           0-1-0

Le Moyne (7-7, 1-1 MAAC) - T.J. Sheridan (W, 1-0) and Phil St. Amant
Fairfield (5-11, 1-1 MAAC) - Paul DeMarco (L), Matt Colucci (6), Joe Pijanowski  (7), and Phil Espinosa

Game Statistics will not be available until Sunday night