May 24, 2007

BLEVINS, PARRINO & ST. AMANT DELIVER AS LE MOYNE ADVANCES IN MAAC TOURNAMENT; OWENS WINS 500TH CARRER GAME.

 

May 24, 2007

BLEVINS, PARRINO & ST. AMANT DELIVER AS LE MOYNE ADVANCES IN MAAC TOURNAMENT; OWENS WINS 500TH CARRER GAME.

FISHKILL, N.Y. - Le Moyne head coach Steve Owens won his 500th career game as the Dolphins defeated Canisius 11-1 in the first round of the 2007 MAAC Tournament at Dutches Stadium.  Le Moyne connected for 16 hits, led by MAAC Player of the Year Andy Parrino (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport) & Phil St. Amant (Brockport, N.Y./ Brockport) who registered four hits apiece.  The top-seeded Dolphins will take on Manhattan on Friday at 3:00 pm.

Bobby Blevins (Briarcliff, N.Y./Briarcliff), the 2007 MAAC Co-Pitcher of the Year, set the tone early in the game on the mound. He recorded the first seven outs via the strikeout and set down the first 13 Golden Griffs in order. Blevins would pitch eight strong innings, striking out 13 and allowing five hits.

Early in the game, the Dolphins were benefactors of timely two-out hitting. In the first inning, Phil St. Amant delivered a two-out double off the centerfielder's glove that scored Parrino from first base.  The Dolphins would string together hits by Sean Paino (Wappinger Falls, N.Y/ Roy C Ketcham), Parrino and Mike Brown (Vestal, N.Y./ Vestal) with two outs and rally for four runs in bottom of the second.

St. Amant would deliver in the bottom of the fifth inning with his fifth home run of the season and once again in the sixth when he connected for two-run double to left center field.

Le Moyne will face the second seeded Manhattan Jaspers in the second round of the tournament. Manhattan defeated Marist on Thursday 6-2. Canisus will face Marist at 11:00 am. The Le Moyne/Manhattan game will follow at 3:00 pm

Le Moyne 11, Canisius 1

                                                    R H E
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Canisius............ 000 000 010 - 1 7 4
Le Moyne ......... 140 013 20X - 11 16 0


Canisius (20-34) - Goemans (L), Bax (6), Morrison (8) and Reimer, Panik (8).
Le Moyne (31-18) - Blevins (W), Otto (9) and St. Amant

2B: Parrino 2 (L), M. Brown (L), St. Amant 2 (L), Paino (L), Perez (L). HR: St. Amant (L).