Punta Gorda, FL – Travis Schindler continued his hot hitting reaching base four times and Trevor Keleher, Edward Malinoski, Jr. and Brandon Welch each recorded a pair of hits but the SUNY Canton defense struggled in a 10-4 loss to Susquehanna University on Saturday.
The Roos (0-7) got on the board first in the bottom of the third as Trevor Keleher led off the inning with a single up the middle. Travis Schindler continued his hot hitting as the ball popped off his bat to left field and over the reach of the left fielder moving runners to second and third. After two outs Keleher scored on a throwing error by the catcher as she threw behind the runner to try and pick him off.
SUNY Canton add another run in the fourth on three hits. Christian Nazario-Cruz led off legging out an infield single but was gunned down on the bases. With two outs Malinoski singled up the middle and Keleher reached on an error. Schindler singled to left field to score Malinoski and double the Roos lead.
Susquehanna (6-7) scored seven unearned runs on five Roo errors in the top of the fifth. The River Hawks added another run in the sixth on a Leone RBI double to left center plating Dombrowski.
The Roos got two back in the bottom half of the inning as Malinoski drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a Keleher infield single as the ball took a big hop on the Susquehanna shortstop. Schindler followed with a 2 RBI double down the left field line plating Malinoski and Keleher.
Schindler led the offense going 3-for-4 with a walk while driving in three runs, while Welch and Keleher each recorded multi-hit games as Keleher scored twice.
Sean Rodriguez earned the win on the mound tossing six innings and giving up nine hits and two earned runs with six strike outs. Travis Bigelow took the loss for Canton pitching five innings but giving up just five hits as all seven runs were unearned.
The baseball team closes out its play in the Snowbird Baseball Classic on Sunday when it takes on Amherst College at 10:30 a.m.