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Saints Split Set with Davenport

04/09/2012 – The Saints and Panthers split a weekend series contested at Kimble Field in Wyoming. Aquinas is now 7-9 in the WHAC and sports an overall record of 16-19, while Davenport's record sits at 24-13 on the year and 10-6 in league play.

The first game on Saturday saw the Saints come all the way back from a 5-1 deficit to overtake the Panthers on a walk off single by Ryan Grigonis. The Saints offense chipped away methodically and was led by Michael Penny's 4-4 day. Both Jake Roe and Brent Steele scored two runs and collected two hits a piece in the victory. Matt Krzykwa was credited with the win as he pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Saints. The second game saw Davenport score an 8-0 shutout of the Saints. The Panthers broke open a one run game with a seven run fifth inning. Kevin Schafer suffered the loss as he gave up five earned runs in four and two thirds innings. The Saints could only muster four hits versus the Panthers pitcher, with Nick Kissane collecting half of them.

The two teams resumed the series on Easter Monday with the Saints taking game one by the score of 9-4. Aquinas collected 13 hits and were assisted by four Davenport errors. The Saints struck for five runs in the sixth to brake the game open. Michael Penny was credited with three hits and two RBI's, while Taylor Pawlanta recorded three hits in the victory. Michael Wood and Ryan Grigonis both chalked up a pair of RBI's in the game three win. Kaleb Ort earned his third win of the season by allowing four runs on six hits in six and a third innings of work. The Panthers evened the weekend series in the night cap on Monday as Davenport defeated the Saints 9-2. A strong pitching performance by Cory Hammond limited the Saints to just earned run on three hits. Jake Ritsema fell to 3-2 on the season as he allowed eight earned runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

The Saints will return to action on Wednesday as they host Olivet College at Kimble Field at 2 p.m.

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