Letters of Intent
Canisius College exploded for 21 hits in a 23-0 rout of Saint Peter’s on Sunday afternoon, in Jersey City, N.J. The Griffs won its third MAAC series this season and improved to 16-20 and 8-4 in conference play. The Peacocks drop to 4-20 and 3-6 in MAAC play.
In the first day of the series, the Griffs bounced back from a first-game loss to the Peacocks with an 8-3 victory in the afternoon finale. Canisius continued that momentum on the second day, leaving little doubt from the first inning. In the final two games of the series the Griffs out hit Saint Peter’s 31-12 and outscored their foes, 31-3.
Two Griffs combined for 11 RBIs, as Jake Lumley (Windsor, Ont.) led the squad with seven, while Brett Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) had four. Lumley also also had four hits.
Lumley lacked a triple from hitting for the cycle.
J.P. Stevenson (Hunter River, PEI) went eight strong innings and yielded just four hits and struck out six to improve to 4-2. Tyler Vavra (Calgary, Alta.) came on to finish out the ninth and allowed just one hit in the inning.
Siddall hit a three-run homerun to cap the first inning with a 4-0 lead. The Griffs added three in the second, including a fly ball by Siddall to make it 7-0.
The Griffs managed six hits for seven runs in the seventh and four hits and six runs in the eighth. Canisius added one more in the night to complete the 23-0 rout.
Canisius now readies for a mid-week matchup against Buffalo as the squad plays the Bulls on Buffalo’s campus and then heads back on the road for a weekend non-conference matchup against George Mason on April 17-19.
In Saturday’s first game, Siddall singled through the right side of the infield and Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) belted a two run homerun to take a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.
However a disastrous bottom of the fourth and fifth led to the Griffs’ downfall.
In the second game of the double header, the Griffs overcame a slow start rather quickly, erasing a 2-0 first inning deficit in the top of the second, and taking the lead in the top of the third. Canisius’ staff then limited the Peacocks to just one run the rest of the way to record the 8-3 win.
Down 2-0, the Griffs rallied for three runs, while Siddall drove in a run on a single up the middlet to make it 4-2.
Devon Stewart (Maple Ridge, BC) went seven strong innings, yielded seven hits and three runs with two earned, and struck out four to improve to 3-5 with the win.