The Canisius softball team returns to the road April 15 when the Golden Griffins play at Siena. The MAAC doubleheader against the Saints will start a stretch of eight-straight road contests for the team, which runs through April 23 at Monmouth.
In its 27th season of MAAC play, Canisius holds an all-time record of 361-141 (.720 win percentage) in MAAC regular-season games.
Siena, winners in four of its last six games, starts its weekend Friday when the team hosts Iona in a MAAC doubleheader. The Saints are 5-1 in MAAC play after the team swept Fairfield April 9 with a pair of mercy-rule victories. Siena has four players hitting better than .300 on the year, led by senior Chelsey Drew, who boasts a batting average of .338 to go with five doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI. Junior Lauren Butts and freshman Maddie McMahon have combined to win all 10 games this season for the Saints' pitching staff. Butts has a team-best 4.01 ERA, while McMahon has fanned 59 batters in 65.0 innings of work.
Canisius and Siena have played 52 times previously, with the Griffs leading the all-time series 39-13. Last season, the Saints scored a doubleheader sweep of Canisius in Buffalo. Canisius has dropped five straight to Siena, dating back to the 2014 season.