Canisius splits with Rider

Courtesy of GoGriffs.com

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Canisius baseball team continued its trend of strong pitching, as it split a doubleheader with Rider on Saturday in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Broncs edged Canisius in the first game 5-3, before a staff led by freshman Nolan Hunt, two-hit the Broncs in a 7-inning, 1-0 win. With the win the Griffs improve 16-18 overall and 7-4 in MAAC while Rider finished the day 11-21 overall and 3-5 in conference.

GAME ONE:

Rider scored three runs in the first three innings against a Canisius team led by starter Josh Shepley, as the squad fell to the Broncs 5-3 in the series-opener.

Shepley started the game and worked four innings and allowed five hits, three walks and four earned runs. He also fanned four in the loss.

Mike Elwood came on and threw for 2.1 innings and allowed two hits and one earned run, whileMichael Ginther finished the final 1.2 innings and held the Broncs hitless.

Nick Margevicius started the game and pitched for 6.2 innings, and scattered eight hits and two runs in his outing, as he improved to 3-4 on the season.

Canisius did tally nine hits in the loss, as Tim Kensinger and Liam Wilson led the squad with a pair apiece. Wilson also tallied the lone RBI of the game for the Griffs.

GAME TWO:

Pitching was the name of the game in the second contest of the day, as Nolan Hunt andIannick Remillard combined for the two-hit shoutout win against the Broncs, as the squad defeated Rider 1-0.

The freshman had the best start of his career as he worked six innings and allowed just a pair of knocks to improve to 3-0. Remillard picked up in the final inning of work and faced three batters and fanned two, to earn his ninth save of the year, giving him one save shy of the program record.

Hits were at a premium in this contest, as the Blue and Gold finished with just three, as Rider starter Vincenzo Aiello held Canisius in check for most of the contest.

Ryan Stekl, Christ Conley, Joseph Preziuso each tallied a hit in the contest.

After six scoreless innings, the Griffs got to Rider in the seventh, as both Adam Tricarico and Conley got on by the way of a hit batter and a single, respectively. An error by Rider one batter later, brought in Tricarico, scoring the only run of the contest.

The Griffs and Rider will play the rubber match on Sunday, with game time slated for noon.

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