The Iona University baseball team lost their series opener to Siena, 12-2, at City Park. The Gaels recorded eight hits, including two doubles by senior James Kemp, who also drove in a run. Early game errors and strong hitting allowed Siena to build an insurmountable lead. Iona struggled to capitalize on scoring opportunities, loading the bases without scoring multiple times. The game ended with Siena adding multiple insurance runs in the later innings.

By the Numbers
  • Final Score: Siena 12, Iona 2
  • Hits: Siena 13, Iona 8
  • James Kemp: 2 doubles, 1 RBI
State of Play
  • Siena took an early lead and continued to build on it
  • Iona struggled defensively with errors and passed balls
  • Despite multiple opportunities, Iona couldn’t capitalize on runners in scoring position
What's Next

The Gaels will aim to bounce back in the next game of the series against Siena, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at City Park.

Bottom Line

Iona needs to tighten their defense and capitalize on scoring opportunities to have a chance at reversing their fortunes in the series against Siena.