Syron doubles in winning run, Saints baseball gains split
Mark Syron doubled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as St. Lawrence University's baseball team gained a split in a Liberty League doubleheader at Rochester on Saturday with a 4-3 game two win.
The Saints, who were the home team in the second set of games against Rochester, took three of four in the series. Rochester won game one on Saturday, 3-0.Dan Hedden pitched six scoreless innings in game two and had a 3-0 lead, but Rochester scored one in the seventh and two in the top of the ninth to tie the game. Brian Magovney led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk, Chris Fernandez beat out a bunt single and with one out, Syron delivered a double to center to score the winning run.
Magovney doubled and scored on Syron's single in the bottom of the second and Fernandez scored on a Bryan Palermo single for a 2-0 Saint lead. Fernandez and Mic Regan had back to back singles and Palermo singled in another run for the 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Palermo was four for five with two runs driven in, Syron went three for six and drove in two runs and Magovney and Fernandez had two hits each in game two. Mike Dell'Olio earned the win in relief for the Saints, now 7-5 overall and 3-1 in Liberty League play.
In game one, Rochester's Dan Warren allowed just five hits and struck out six for the seven-inning shutout.
Rochester, playing as the visiting team, scored single runs in the top of the fifth, sixth and seventh for the win. Chris Kellogg took the loss for the Saints, allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings while Sam Downes pitched the seventh.
Palermo and Magovney had four of the five Saint hits as Palermo was two for four and Magovney two for three. Rochester is 3-9 on the season and 1-3 in league play.