Saints baseball game suspended after 5, resumes Friday morning
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:27 am

St. Lawrence University's baseball game against the University Rochester in the first round of the Liberty League tournament was halted with Rochester leading 8-7 after five innings on Thursday afternoon.

Deteriorating field conditions after a light, but steady rain forced game officials to suspend play. The game will be resumed with Rochester coming to bat in the top of Matt DeLuca hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first Thursday against Rochester. Photo by Wally JohnsonMatt DeLuca hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first Thursday against Rochester. Photo by Wally Johnsonthe sixth inning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Friday's first scheduled game, the elimination game between Skidmore and the game two loser will take place following the conclusion of the SLU-Rochester game. The winners' bracket game between game one winner RPI and the game two winner will conclude play on Friday afternoon. The second elimination game will start play on Saturday morning with the championship game(s) to follow. The game schedule is subject to adjustment.

RPI's Andrew Kalish delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Engineers a 7-6 win over Skidmore in game one of the tournament.

Rochester jumped on Saint starter Jason Conde for four runs in the top of the first inning, but the Saints came right back to tie it with four in the bottom of the inning. Jeff Kott singled in one run, Carter Franz scored on a ground out and Matt DeLuca hit a two run homer for the Saints to tie it.

Rochester got a two run single from Tyler DeClerck in the top of the third and DeClecrk later scored on a ground out to make it 7-4 and the Yellowjackets tacked on a run in the top of the first as DeClerck led off with a single and scored on Ethan Sander's shot up the middle against Saint reliever Andrew Schreyack.

The Saints came right back to pull within a run as Kott walked to lead off the bottom of the fifth, Paul Piatelli singled to right and Brian Magovney drilled a three run homer over the left field fence to cut the Rochester lead to 8-7.