SARATOGA SPRINGS Senior Chris Kellogg of Copenhagen allowed five hits in seven innings to help St. Lawrence University defeat Union 7-1 on Sunday at Skidmore College, handing the Dutchmen their first Liberty League baseball loss of the season.
A four-run fourth inning was key for the Saints (8-7 overall, 4-3 league). Former Indian River standout Zane Fish finished 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for SLU, Devin Robson contributed a two-run double and Watertowns Brian Magovney also drove in a run.
Kellogg struck out two and was relieved by sophomore Dan Hedden, who tossed two innings of no-hit ball.
CLARKSON 8-4, VASSAR 4-6
The Golden Knights rallied in their last at-bat for a Liberty league win in the opener at Poughkeepsie, but came up short in losing the second game against host Vassar.
Tim Beninati delivered a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Clarkson (7-7, 3-3) the lead in the opener. Matt Jenack, John Coleman and Dan Lenney also contributed RBI singles in that inning.
Jenack, Coleman and Chris Miller each finished with two hits, while Greg Jasek went the distance for the win, scattering 10 hits.
In game two, Vassar (6-5, 3-2) took a 4-0 lead through five innings.
Coleman drove in two runs with sacrifice flies for the Knights, and David Wixted had an RBI triple.
JEFFERSON CC 1-5, HUDSON VALLEY CC 11-3
The Cannoneers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to win the second game, splitting a Region 3 doubleheader at Troy.
Jason Hardie, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles, singled in a run in the JCC seventh inning, as did Elliott Marti. Michael Wood contributed an RBI double.
Martin finished with two hits, while Kyle Simmons went 5 1/3 innings to earn the win for JCC (6-6, 2-2).
Hudson Valley CC (5-5, 1-1) won the first game behind Anthony Scaccias three-run home run.
St. Lawrence 9, RIT 0
With a shutout of the Tigers in the Newell Field House, the Saints have now won three straight matches and are 2-2 in conference matches, 12-3 overall.
Elkie Vandenbeemt and Morgan McNeal earned an 8-3 win at first doubles, while the duos of Anna Young and Georgia Comber and Samantha Miller and Hallie Young each picked up 8-1 wins in the other doubles matches.
In singles, McNeal and Young blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively. Olivia Arroyo extended her streak of singles wins to four with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in the second spot. Vandenbeemt won her second straight at No. 1, 6-4, 6-2.