Considine Pitches Saints To Win, Skidmore Earns Another Split
Sophomore Pat Considine pitched a six-hitter, allowing just one unearned run and Bryan Brennan hit a two run homer and doubled as St. Lawrence University won game one of a Liberty League doubleheader against Skidmore 4-1 at Tom Fay Field on Monday. A trio of Thoroughbred pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout as Skidmore won game two 3-0 to snag a split of the doubleheader for the second straight day.
Skidmore improves to 19-7 overall and 8-4 in the Liberty League while the Saints will take a 14-12 overall mark into a Wednesday game against Hamilton at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown. The Saints are 9-7 in Liberty League play.
Considine improved to 3-0 on the season with his complete game effort in game one. He walked four and struck out seven.
The Saints, playing as the visiting team on their home field in day two of the Liberty League set, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third as Ethan Braddock walked and Brennan drove the ball over the left field fence against Skidmore starter Spencer Marcus, who sustained his first loss after six straight wins to start the season.
The Thoroughbreds cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth when Brian Lowry reached on an error and scored on a single by Mike Jaffe, but the Saints scored in the top of the fifth as Brennan doubled to left with two out and scored on a double to center by Carter Franz, and they picked up another run in the top of the sixth as Tim Harris and Matt D'Auteuil walked and Jeff Kott singled to drive in Harris.
Nick Laracuente earned his fourth win of the season, pitching into the sixth and Jordan Keysor and Zack Rudman helped continue the shutout in relief in game two.
Skidmore took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth against Saint starter Sean Voss as Jake Mendell was hit by a pitch and went to second when Spencer Marcus' sacrifice bunt was misplayed for an error. Brian Lowry reached on a fielder's choice, erasing Marcus and Rudman singled to left to score Mendell. Anthony Ferri, who was three-for-three in the game, then singled home Lowry.
The Saints threatened in the sixth and had the bases loaded with two outs, but Keysor came on and struck out Robert Carman to end the inning. Skidmore added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth as Rudman reached on a fielder's choice, advanced on Ferri's single and scored on Adam Cornachione's sacrifice fly.
Rudman gave up a walk and a single in the top of the seventh, but closed the game when pinch hitter Ryan Fedo lined out to second.