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Robb Paller reached base twice in game one on Sunday at Cornell.
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Columbia and Manhattan Renew Subway Series on Wednesday Afternoon

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/17/2012
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NEW YORK - Two schools separated by just seven miles and 14 subway stops on the 1 train, Columbia and Manhattan, will meet in a seven-inning doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. The first game will begin at 2 p.m., not 1:30 p.m. which was originally listed.

Columbia and Manhattan’s baseball facilities are even closer. Baker Athletics Complex and Van Cortlandt Park are separated by just four stops on the 1 train that serves the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan.

Live stats are available for Wednesday's doubleheader. Game notes are also available.

LIONS OUTHIT CORNELL, SALVAGE A SPLIT ON SUNDAY
Columbia outhit Cornell in each game of its doubleheader on Sunday in its last time out and gained a split of the twinbill with a 5-1 win in game two. The Lions had 14 base hits in the nightcap after outhitting Cornell 9-6 in a 5-4 setback in game one.

SUPER DARIO
Junior outfielder Dario Pizzano is second in the Ivy League in batting average this season at .410 with 10 runs batted in. For the season, Pizzano is batting .345 with a team-high 25 runs batted in and 27 bases on balls. He is tied for the team lead with Nick Ferraresi with 13 doubles.

GO JONNY GO
Senior infielder Jon Eisen is not far behind Pizzano in the Blair Bat race. Eisen is batting .395 in Ivy League play this season and recently had an 18-game hit streak snapped over the weekend at Cornell. Eisen has scored a team-high 28 runs this season.

PAINT IT BLACK
Junior Alex Black had an outstanding week with the bat last week, batting .550 in five games for Columbia. Black had multiple-hit games in each of the five contests, with two hits in four games and three hits in game one on Sunday at Cornell. For the season, Black leads the club with a .363 batting average.

NICK THE STICK
Junior outfielder Nick Ferraresi has been wielding a hot bat lately. Ferraresi leads the team with three home runs and is tied for the team lead with 13 doubles with Dario Pizzano. Ferraresi is batting .315 for the season with 19 RBI.

IT TAKES TWO
Columbia has turned 35 double plays this season while opponents have turned 13 against the Lions. The average of 1.03 double plays per game ranks 16th in the nation, through Sunday’s games.

TIM THE TOOL MAN GIEL
Junior right-hander Tim Giel tossed his first complete game of his career on Saturday in game two at Cornell. Despite taking a 3-0 loss, Giel allowed just one hit in his final seven innings of work.

STANDING PAT
Senior right-hander Pat Lowery has pitched well recently, including six shutout innings at Cornell with eight strikeouts, matching a career high. Lowery leads the staff with a 2.79 earned run average and has struck out 35 batters in 42 innings.

OUTSTANDING OLSON
Junior right-hander Stefan Olson threw six strong innings to earn the win in Sunday’s game two at Cornell. Olson struck out seven during his stint to earn his second win of the year in a 5-1 Columbia victory.

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