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Muccio '09 goes deep for 1st....& 2nd NCAA HR!

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2010 by Keith Richardson
 
 
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    GAELS DROP DOUBLEHEADER TO MARIST
    SACRED HEART TOPS IONA
    GAELS DROP WEEKEND SERIES TO CANISIUS
    GAELS EARN 10-3 VICTORY AT NYIT
    GAELS TOPPED BY CCSU, 10-8


 
 
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Marist in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Salesian Field. The Red Foxes won the opener 8-6 and the nightcap 16-1.

 
Junior 2B Nick Rossetti continued his torrid hitting with three hits. He scored a run and drove in two in five plate appearances. Freshman RF Kyle Charron also posted three hits and scored a run. Sophomore 3B Chris Burke was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Senior LF Andrew Passerelle, sophomore DH James Beck each had an RBI. Rookie CF Anthony Muccio came off the bench and hit his first collegiate home run, drilling the fourth pitch he saw in his first at bat the opposite way over the left field fence.

 
Junior LHP Brian Callahan (1-4) took the loss. Junior RHP Mike Brizzolara closed out the game with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. 

 
In game two, the Red Foxes exploded for 16 runs, getting on the board in six of the game's seven innings.

 
Rossetti snapped his 13-game hitting streak and was hitless in two at bats. Muccio and sophomore RF Colin Lyall each had two hits. Muccio went yard again in his first at bat in a mirror image home run from the first game that accounted for Iona's lone run.

 
Senior LHP Justin Wiley (2-3) was credited with the loss.

 
The two teams complete their three game series after the Easter holiday on Monday afternoon.  First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm at Salesian Field.

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