Remembering Glenn
Article Image
Jake Rifkin set a program record with his 84th appearance on Saturday
Courtesy: Marist Athletics

Marist Powers Way To Doubleheader Sweep Of Lafayette

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: May 05, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist baseball team hit four homers and had eight extra base hits on the day, as the Red Foxes earned a non-conference doubleheader sweep over Lafayette. The Red Foxes won the nine-inning first game 7-1, and earned an 11-1 triumph in the seven-inning second game.

Senior right-hander Jake Rifkin (West Deptford, N.J.), who pitched the ninth inning of game one, set a program by appearing in his 84th career game. Rifkin, who has made all of his appearances in relief, broke the record of 83 previously held by Kevin Ool, who played at Marist from 2000-03.

Junior first baseman Mike Orefice (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) paced the Red Foxes offensively by going 5-for-7 with two home runs, six RBIs and four runs scored on the day. Orefice homered in his first two at-bats of the first game, as he went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored in that contest. Red-shirt sophomore center fielder Mark Stuckey (Marietta, Pa.) went 3-for-3 with six RBIs and two runs scored in game two. Stuckey had a bases-clearing double in the first inning, and a three-run homer in the third.

Red-shirt senior left-hander Chad Gallagher (Southboro, Mass.) earned the game one win with 7.1 strong innings. Gallagher allowed only three hits, one unearned run and one walk while striking out three. He threw just 79 pitches and recorded 11 ground-ball outs as improved to 6-3 on the season, tying him for the team lead in wins with freshman right-hander Brandon Dolan (Franklin Park, N.J.). Dolan relieved Gallagher and did not allow a run in two-thirds of an inning before Rifkin finished the game.

In game two, junior right-hander Brett Houseal (Landisville, Pa.) pitched five sold innings to win his third straight start and improve to 3-5. Houseal allowed five hits, one run and one walk while striking out four, as he held Lafayette off the scoreboard after the first inning. Sophomore left-hander Jordan Eich (Spencerport, N.Y.) finished with two scoreless innings of relief, which included two strikeouts.

Orefice got Marist on the scoreboard first in game one with a solo homer in the first. After Lafayette tied the score in the third, his three-run homer in the third put the Red Foxes up for good. Sophomore third baseman Nick McQuail (Wantagh, N.Y.) hit a solo homer to lead off the sixth to make the score 5-1. Marist added its final two runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Orefice and RBI single by McQuail.

After spotting Lafayette a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game two, the Red Foxes roared back with six in their first at-bat on just two hits. However, both hits cleared the bases - a three-run triple to dead center by senior left fielder Eric Helmrich (Yonkers, N.Y.) and a three-run double also to dead center by Stuckey.

The Red Foxes added another run in the second without a hit as junior shortstop Zach Shank (Lititz, Pa.) drew a leadoff walk, went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on a throwing error. Stuckey's three-run homer in the third made it 10-1 Marist, and he scored Marist's final run in the fifth on an RBI single by Orefice.

Lafayette (14-34-1) was led offensively by center fielder Andrew Santomauro, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored in both games.

At 22-21, Marist is over .500 for the first time this season. The Red Foxes and Leopards will conclude their three-game series at Lafayette on Sunday at 1 p.m. Junior right-hander Chris Bielak (Sayreville, N.J.) is Marist's scheduled starter.
Live & On-Demand Video
Picture of McCann Pool Time Lapse
McCann Pool Time Lapse
Picture of Men's Soccer vs. Villanova Postgame
Men's Soccer vs. Villanova Postgame
Picture of Marist Football Offense Preview
Marist Football Offense Preview
Picture of Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall
Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall
Picture of Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall Postgame
Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall Postgame
Picture of Marist Volleyball Preseason Update
Marist Volleyball Preseason Update
Picture of Football: Preseason Scrimmage
Football: Preseason Scrimmage
Picture of Marist Men's Soccer Preseason
Marist Men's Soccer Preseason
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Connor McClenaghan
Meet the Freshmen: Connor McClenaghan
Picture of Marist Football - Week 1 Update
Marist Football - Week 1 Update
Picture of Mike Maker Interview - Part 2
Mike Maker Interview - Part 2
Picture of Marist Women's Soccer Preseason
Marist Women's Soccer Preseason
Picture of Marist Volleyball MAAC Preseason Favorites
Marist Volleyball MAAC Preseason Favorites
Picture of WBB - Meet the Freshmen: Kendall Baab
WBB - Meet the Freshmen: Kendall Baab
Picture of Marist Football Move In Day
Marist Football Move In Day
Picture of Mike Maker Interview - Part 1
Mike Maker Interview - Part 1
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: R.J. Coil
Meet the Freshmen: R.J. Coil
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Allie Clement
Meet the Freshmen: Allie Clement
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: James Griffin
Meet the Freshmen: James Griffin
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Payton Birchmeier
Meet the Freshmen: Payton Birchmeier
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Obi Momah
Meet the Freshmen: Obi Momah
Picture of MBB: Summer Sessions
MBB: Summer Sessions
Picture of WBB: Chillin 4 Charity
WBB: Chillin 4 Charity
Picture of MBB: Mike Maker Interviews
MBB: Mike Maker Interviews
Picture of MBB: Mike Maker Press Conference
MBB: Mike Maker Press Conference
Picture of In the Spotlight: Caylin Moore
In the Spotlight: Caylin Moore
Picture of Baseball vs. Saint Peter's Postgame
Baseball vs. Saint Peter's Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Iona Postgame
Softball vs. Iona Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Monmouth Postgame
Softball vs. Monmouth Postgame
Picture of Men's Tennis: NCAA Tournament Preview
Men's Tennis: NCAA Tournament Preview
Picture of MAAC Softball Preview
MAAC Softball Preview
Picture of MAAC Finals: MLAX vs. Siena Postgame
MAAC Finals: MLAX vs. Siena Postgame
Picture of MLAX vs. Detroit Postgame
MLAX vs. Detroit Postgame
Picture of MLAX MAAC Championship Preview
MLAX MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Football: Spring Game
Football: Spring Game
Picture of MLAX vs. Canisius Postgame
MLAX vs. Canisius Postgame
Picture of Crew: MAAC Championship Preview
Crew: MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Water Polo: MAAC Championship Preview
Water Polo: MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Football: Offensive Update
Football: Offensive Update
Picture of Women's Tennis vs. Monmouth Postgame
Women's Tennis vs. Monmouth Postgame
Picture of In the Spotlight: J.D. Recor
In the Spotlight: J.D. Recor
Picture of WLAX vs. Manhattan Postgame
WLAX vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of Spring Football: Defensive Update
Spring Football: Defensive Update
Picture of WLAX vs. Niagara Postgame
WLAX vs. Niagara Postgame
Picture of Baseball vs. Albany Postgame
Baseball vs. Albany Postgame
Picture of In the Spotlight: Jamie Romano
In the Spotlight: Jamie Romano
Picture of Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of WLAX vs. Iona Postgame
WLAX vs. Iona Postgame
Picture of Men's Tennis vs. Fairfield Postgame
Men's Tennis vs. Fairfield Postgame
Picture of Marist Athletics: Community Events
Marist Athletics: Community Events
Picture of Water Polo Senior Day
Water Polo Senior Day
Picture of MLAX vs. Manhattan Alumni Day
MLAX vs. Manhattan Alumni Day
Picture of Baseball Season Update
Baseball Season Update
Picture of WLAX vs. Binghamton
WLAX vs. Binghamton
Picture of WLAX vs. Binghamton Postgame
WLAX vs. Binghamton Postgame
Picture of MLAX vs. Brown Postgame
MLAX vs. Brown Postgame
Picture of WBB vs. Iowa Postgame
WBB vs. Iowa Postgame
Picture of WBB: Iowa Press Conference
WBB: Iowa Press Conference
Picture of WBB: Sights and Sounds of Iowa
WBB: Sights and Sounds of Iowa
Picture of WBB: NCAA Preview
WBB: NCAA Preview
Picture of Pro Day 2014
Pro Day 2014
Picture of The MAAC Experience
The MAAC Experience
Picture of WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of Fan Fun/Shooter Interview
Fan Fun/Shooter Interview
Picture of WBB vs. Rider Post Game
WBB vs. Rider Post Game
Picture of MAAC Awards
MAAC Awards
Picture of WBB: Practice and Preparation
WBB: Practice and Preparation
Picture of 2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Mike Hart
2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Mike Hart
Picture of MLAX vs. Towson
MLAX vs. Towson
Picture of 2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Julianne Viani
2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Julianne Viani
Picture of WBB vs. Siena Post Game
WBB vs. Siena Post Game
Picture of MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of WBB: MAAC Preview
WBB: MAAC Preview
Picture of MBB: MAAC Preview
MBB: MAAC Preview
Picture of MBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
MBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of MLAX vs. Marquette Post Game
MLAX vs. Marquette Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
WBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
Picture of Softball: 2014 Season Preview
Softball: 2014 Season Preview
Picture of MBB vs. Iona Post Game
MBB vs. Iona Post Game
Picture of WLAX vs. Vermont Post Game
WLAX vs. Vermont Post Game
Picture of Track and Field MAAC Preview
Track and Field MAAC Preview
Picture of WLAX vs. Lafayette Post Game
WLAX vs. Lafayette Post Game
Picture of Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 100th MAAC Championship
Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 100th MAAC Championship
Picture of MBB vs. Siena Post Game
MBB vs. Siena Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of Women's Lacrosse: 2014 Season Preview
Women's Lacrosse: 2014 Season Preview
Picture of In the Spotlight: Leanne Ockenden
In the Spotlight: Leanne Ockenden
Picture of MLAX: Season Preview
MLAX: Season Preview
Picture of WBB vs. Fairfield Post Game
WBB vs. Fairfield Post Game
Picture of MBB Alumni Weekend
MBB Alumni Weekend
Picture of MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of MBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
MBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Rider Post Game
WBB vs. Rider Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Niagara Post Game
WBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of Swimming vs. Seton Hall Post Meet
Swimming vs. Seton Hall Post Meet
Picture of Swimming and Diving 101
Swimming and Diving 101
Picture of WBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
WBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
Picture of WBB: Play4Kay
WBB: Play4Kay
Picture of MBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
MBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game