Leopards Fall in Season Finale to Niagara
EASTON, Pa. -- The Lafayette baseball team took the field one last time in the 2017 season and ultimately fell 14-5 to Niagara in a non-conference game on Sunday afternoon at Kamine Stadium.
Eight different Lafayette (8-44) players helped the Maroon and White reach double-digit hits for the sixth straight contest and 23rd time this season.
John Selsor, who was riding a six-game hit streak entering Sunday's action, made it seven straight with a pair of base hits against the Purple Eagles (21-19). It was the fifth consecutive game that the sophomore had a multi-hit outing and with his two-bagger in the sixth, he broke the single-season program record for doubles with 19.
Jake Sniegocki, who came on to pinch hit in the middle of the game, also picked up two hits on the afternoon in three at-bats.
The Leopards found themselves in a hole after Niagara plated 13 unanswered runs over the course of the first six innings of play. However, in the seventh, the Leopards put a large dent into the deficit.
On senior day, Alex Woinski led off the inning with a booming blast to left that hit the scoreboard for a solo home run. After the first out was recorded, Sniegocki singled and Marti followed with a double off the fence in right. With two runners in scoring position, Mark Glover came up and ripped a single to the left side of the infield and Sniegocki sprinted home for the score.
The bases then loaded up once Steven Cohen was hit by a pitch, setting up Brandon Posivak for an RBI single into left center. Selsor stepped into the box with the bases juiced and he belted a base knock into left and another run was plated. The final Lafayette run scored once Rich Villa drew a bases-loaded walk, but the Purple Eagles managed to work out of trouble and not allow any further damage.
Lafayette was held to one hit the rest of the way and Niagara added a run in the ninth to grab the 14-5 victory.