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NU baseball hosts Siena to close out home slate


NIAGARA UNIV. -- The Niagara baseball team closes out its home slate this week, hosting Siena for a three-game series May 11-12. Niagara's graduating seniors will be honored prior to the start of the game on May 12.

Game Info
  • Games 1 and 2 - Thursday, May 11- Doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. – Live Stats
  • Game 3 – Friday, May 12 – 12:00 p.m. – Live Stats

Last Time Out
  • Niagara won a high-scoring game with Buffalo on Tuesday, May 9, defeating the Bulls, 22-15.
  • Owen Dziados led Niagara with a career-high five RBI and Peter Battaglia and Tanner Kirwer had a team-best four hits each.
  • On the mound, James Walker (1-0) picked up his first career win. He struck out a career-high six batters in 3.0 innings pitched.

On the Field: Niagara Purple Eagles (22-19, 10-8 MAAC)
  • Sophomore shortstop leads the Purple Eagles in hits with 57. He is batting .356 and has also recorded 27 runs scored and 31 RBI.
  • Junior outfielder Kirwer leads the team in runs scored with 42, doubles with 19 and stolen bases with 20. He is second in hits with 56 and also has 29 RBI.
  • Battaglia, the freshman first baseman, has a team-high 44 RBI.
  • Redshirt-junior Cody Eckerson (4-2) has fanned 40 batters in 45.0 innings pitched. He leads the starting rotation with a 2.00 ERA.
  • Freshman Matthew Brash (5-0) remains undefeated on the mound. He has struck out 55 batters in a staff-high 65.0 innings pitched.
  • Senior Daniel Procopio (6-2) has struck out the most batters (66) and has held opponents to an impressive .189 batting average.
  • With a 10-8 conference record, the Purple Eagles are currently tied for fourth place with Iona in the MAAC standings.

On the Field: Siena Saints (17-24-2, 8-10 MAAC)
  • Senior outfielder Dan Swain leads the Saints with 42 runs, 59 hits and nine stolen bases.
  • Joe Drpich, a junior infielder, has a team-high 39 RBI and nine homeruns.
  • Junior infielder Jordan Bishop leads Siena in doubles with 13.
  • On the mound, freshman Brendan White (4-6) has pitched the most innings (57.0). He has an ERA of 5.05.
  • Sophomore Dylan D'Anna (2-3) has fanned a team-high 45 batters in 37.1 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 5.06.

Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles will play a single game at Buffalo on Tuesday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m.