May 3: Austin Pitkin pitched a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 game one win and Mike Bresett drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the tenth as Clarkson ended St. Lawrence University's baseball season with a 4-3 10-inning win in game two of a Liberty League doubleheader in Potsdam on Sunday.
The Saints, who needed to sweep the Knights to stay alive in the race for a Liberty League playoff spot, finish the year 17-18 overall and 10-14 in league play. Clarkson will take a 18-18 overall mark and a 12-9 league record into tournament play next weekend.
Pitkin walked one and struck out seven in a pitching duel with the Saints Chris Cook in game one. Cook allowed one earned run, four hits and struck out five with no walks.
Matt Giordano scored the only run Pitkin was to need when he led off the game with a triple and scored on an outfield error. The Knights added a second run in the bottom of the fifth on a hit batter and Steve Magovny's double.
Garrett Fitzgerald got the first Saint hit in the third, a leadoff single, but was erased on a double play and Ryan Duff hit a one-out single in the seventh, but Pitkin got out o trouble with a foul out and a fielder's choice to end the game.
Clarkson outhit the Saints 17-8 in game two, but needed an extra inning to come away with the 4-3 win,
Jason Conde, the sixth Saint pitcher of the game, took the loss as Bresett followed two walks with the game-winning single.