by Amy Moritz
The nation's longest winning streak extended to 17 as the Canisius Golden Griffins won its opening game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, 10-1, over Quinnipiac.
The Griffs fell behind, 1-0, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J., but a two run-home run from Jimmy Luppens in the bottom of the first gave Canisius a lead it would build on.
Luppens finished by driving in four runs on three hits while Anthony Massicci drove in three runs on three hits.
It was the sixth straight game the Griffs have scored nine or more runs and 23rd time this season as they improved to 39-14.
Rohn Pierce gave up just one run — in the first inning — and finished with three strikeouts and three hits in six innings throwing just 70 pitches
Canisius plays at noon on Friday against the winner of today’s game between Fairfield and Siena.