May 9, 2010
Staten Island, NY - Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, NY) tossed a complete game three-hit shutout today as the SHU baseball team upended Wagner 5-0. Mike Drowne (South Hadley, MA) and Rob Griffith (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY) each posted a homerun and a pair of RBI to lead the Pioneer offense. The win gives Sacred Heart its third straight series victory against Northeast Conference opponents as the Pioneers have taken 10 of their last 13 games.
Sacred Heart (24-22, 15-9 NEC) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the second. MJ Schifano (Monroe, NY) had the first blow of the game with a double to left field to drive in Griffith. Drowne made it a 2-0 affair with an infield single to shortstop as JJ Edwards (Endwell, NY) scampered in with a second unearned run.
Drowne and Griffith would each extend the SHU advantage with solo homeruns. Drowne made it 3-0 with his homer in the top of the fifth, his eighth of 2010. Griffith went deep for the fifth time this season an inning later with a shot to centerfield. Griffith would also round out the Pioneer scoring for the afternoon with a RBI single to drive in Steve Tedesco (Mission Viejo, CA) and bring the game to its 5-0 final.
Wagner (19-26, 12-12 NEC) was only able to get three runners into scoring position the entire game, two of those coming in the ninth inning. Scribner was dominate the entire afternoon and retired the first 13 batters he faced. An infield single from Kevin McDonnell broke up the perfect game with a bunt single in the fifth inning. It was Scribner’s fourth victory of the season as the freshman also picked up four strikeouts.
The Pioneers return to action later this week for their last home games of 2010. Sacred Heat welcomes in Monmouth for a four-game set before graduation weekend. The series will begin with a Thursday matinee, first pitch is set for 12:00 pm.