CANTON The St. Lawrence University baseball team was eliminated from the Liberty League playoff race on Saturday after losing the back end of a doubleheader to the Engineers. The Saints won the opener 2-0, before losing the second game, 5-1.
Senior Joe Riley pitched a two-hit shutout, with six strikeouts and three walks, to lift the Saints in game one. Devin Robson singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning of game one for St. Lawrence (18-13, 10-9).
Greg Echeverria struck out five, allowed seven hits in game two to lift RPI (23-11, 12-8).
The two teams will play another doubleheader today to wrap up SLUs season.
CLARKSON 1-11, SKIDMORE 0-0
Greg Jasek pitched seven scoreless innings in game one, and Pete Roma carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning in game two, as the Golden Knights captured a pair of Liberty League shutouts over the Thoroughbreds (10-23, 3-17) in Saratoga Springs.
David Wixted launched a three-run home run as part of an eight-run first in the nightcap for Clarkson (17-11, 12-7), which will conclude its regular season with another doubleheader against Skidmore today.
SYRACUSE 19, COLGATE 6
The third-ranked Orange starting attack unit of Kevin Rice, Randy Staats and Dylan Donahue combined 16 points, including nine goals, as Syracuse routed Colgate to wrap up its regular season with a nonconference win at the Carrier Dome.
Eleven different players scored for the Orange (11-4), now 8-0 against nonleague opponents.
Rice paced Syracuse with seven points, Staats recorded three goals and two assists, while Donahue added three goals and one assist.
Eric Foote and Kevin Boyle each scored two goals to pace the Raiders (9-7).
Syracuse is eligible for an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. The 18-team field will be tonight at 9 on ESPNU.
ONONDAGA CC 14, JEFFERSON CC 4
Taylor Smith scored six goals as the Lazers ended the Cannoneers season in the Region 3 semifinals in Rochester.
Jenna Flath provided a goal and an assist for Jefferson Community College (7-3).
TRACK AND FIELD
CYMERMAN, BISWAL IMPRESS
Senior Amy Cymerman set a program record and junior Divya Biswal won three events as St. Lawrence finished second to Ithaca College at the womens NYS Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championships in Rochester.
Cymerman won the 1,500-meter run in a SLU-record time of 4 minutes, 35.56 seconds, trimming more than two seconds off the previous record. Cymerman, who is in qualification range for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, also set records in the 5,000 and 10,000 runs this season.
Biswal won the triple jump, 100 hurdles and long jump titles. Biswal was named the Outstanding Field Performer of the meet and Cymerman the Most Outstanding Runner.
SMITH LEADS SLU MEN
Joe Smith was the top St. Lawrence finisher with a third-place showing in the 1,500 meters as the Saints placed eighth at the mens NYS Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championships in Rochester.