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UML Falls to Siena

May 17, 2018 GMT

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Despite battling back from a seven-run deficit, the UMass Lowell baseball team fell in its final non-conference contest of the season, 14-9, to Siena on Wednesday afternoon.

Kyle Maurice (Exeter, N.H.) led the River Hawks (22-26) with three RBI. Colby Maiola (North Reading) and Steve Passatempo (Medford) drew a pair of walks, with the junior scoring a pair of runs.

The Saints (17-32) scored in each of the first three innings to open a 9-2 advantage, on seven hits and five walks.

Trailing by the same score in the fifth, UML began a one-out rally with a Maiola walk and steal of second. Russ Olive (Chelmsford) singled home Maiola, and two batters later Vinnie Martin (Lodi, N.J.) drew a bases-loaded walk to cut the deficit to 9-4. After a Siena pitching change Cam Climo (Billerica) picked up a RBI on an infield single, and Maurice made it 9-7 with a double down the left field line to score Martin and Passatempo.

Ben Prada (Laurel, Md.) trimmed the gap to one-run with a sac fly, and in his second at bat of the inning, Joey Castellanos (Nutley, N.J.) knotted the game with a single to right center.