Iona University's baseball team ended their 2024 season with a 9-5 loss to Siena on Senior Day, honoring six seniors including Garret Gray and Cooper Haseley. Sophomore Josiah Ragsdale broke two records with a fourth-inning triple and a sixth-inning double. Junior Eric Gialloreto set a single-season appearance record. Despite a strong start, Iona couldn't hold their lead, ultimately giving way to a late surge from Siena.

By the Numbers
  • 9: Total hits by Iona batters.
  • 15: Career triples by Josiah Ragsdale, setting a new record.
  • 74: Single-season hits by Ragsdale, breaking a 1991 record.
  • 33: Appearances by Eric Gialloreto, a new single-season record.
  • 25: Multi-hit games by Ragsdale.
Yes, But

Iona saw strong individual performances, but team defensive errors and timely hits by Siena, especially in the seventh inning, overshadowed these successes. The Gaels made crucial mistakes and missed opportunities to tie the game or take the lead.

State of Play
  • Siena took an early 3-0 lead, but Iona responded to go ahead 4-3 in the second inning.
  • Siena regained control with a sixth-inning push and capitalized on late Iona errors, sealing their victory with a four-run seventh inning.
What's Next

Iona will need to focus on refining their defense and making timely plays to turn individual milestones into team victories next season. Keeping their standout performers like Ragsdale and integrating new talent will be crucial for a more successful campaign in 2025.

Bottom Line

While Iona's 2024 season showcased remarkable individual achievements, team success was hampered by defensive shortcomings and missed scoring chances. Moving forward, balancing individual excellence with collective execution will be key to Iona's future success.