LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — The Dartmouth baseball team has not been able to rally from a deficit after six innings all season, but at least the Big Green can now say they haven't lost all of those games. Dartmouth scored twice in the eighth and three times in the ninth to tie host Siena at nine, and neither team could score again before darkness set in after 10 innings. It is the first tie for the Big Green (20-15-1) in 10 years, but the second this season for the Saints (14-21-2).

Trailing 8-4 in the eighth, Dartmouth cut the deficit in half after loading the bases with one out. Sophomore Mike Brown then pulled a pitch through the hole between short and third to plate classmate Sean Sullivan, who had led off the inning with his first hit of the season in his first start. When the ball squirted away from the left fielder, senior Ben Socher was able to scoot home as well.

Siena got one of those runs back in its half of the eighth as Brian Kelly dropped an RBI single into right-center, scoring Dan Swain from third.

The Saints summoned closer Danny Hobbs in from the bullpen to lock down the save, but the Big Green had other ideas. Junior Hayden Rappoport worked him for a leadoff walk before senior Adam Gauthier reached base on a booted ground ball. Sullivan produced his second hit to load the bases, and Socher brought home one run on a sacrifice fly to right on an 0-2 pitch. Another run crossed the plate when junior Dustin Shirley lined a shot off of Hobbs' foot, sending the ball between first and second for an RBI single. With runners on the corners and one out, junior Kyle Holbrook got behind in the count, 0-2, before lining a pitch to center to tie the game at nine.

Hobbs managed to keep the score tied, even though Shirley and Holbrook pulled off a double steal, getting the second out on strikes and the third on a routine grounder to second.

Freshman Austen Michel took to the mound to start the ninth as Dartmouth's sixth pitcher of the afternoon. The right-hander retired the side in order in the ninth, and matched Saints reliever Nick Bruno in the 10th with another perfect frame, ending the game with daylight scarce.

The game began quietly enough with Dartmouth being set down in order in the top of the first and the first two Siena batters making quick outs. The third out for junior starter Clay Chatham was elusive, however, as Joe Drpich belted the first pitch he saw over the fence in center field for a 1-0 Saints lead. An error then led to four more runs, three scoring on Dan Lowndes' first home run of the game, and the last run on a wild pitch with the bases loaded, putting Siena ahead, 5-0, after one inning.

The Big Green fought back in the second with a long ball of their own as junior Justin Fowler crushed a two-run shot to left, his first home run of the year and second of his career.

Lowndes led off the bottom of the third with another round-tripper, ending Chatham's day. In the fourth, the Saints took a 7-2 lead on a Drpich single to score Matt Hamel, who had doubled into the right-field corner with one gone.

In the fifth, Dartmouth chipped away with two more runs on a Fowler sacrifice fly and a wild pitch to allow Brown to score from third.

Three Siena singles in the seventh, the last by Patrick Ortland, put the Saints up by four, setting the stage for the Big Green comeback.

Fowler led the Dartmouth 12-hit attack by going 2-for-5 with his four-bagger and three RBIs. Shirley, Holbrook, Brown and Sullivan each had two hits as well, while Sullivan was the only Big Green hitter to score twice.

Siena collected 14 hits in the game, including the two long balls for Lowndes to go with a game-high four RBIs, and another round-tripper for Drpich.

Each team had four pitchers surrender at least one run, though only five of the nine against Dartmouth hurlers were earned due to four Big Green errors. The three Siena miscues led to a pair of unearned runs on its ledger.

Dartmouth (9-7 Ivy) will wrap up the regular season with a four-game series against Harvard (16-21, 5-11 Ivy). The two will play a doubleheader in Hanover on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. with the Big Green honoring the eight members of the senior class, playing on their home field for the final time, between contests. On Sunday, the Crimson will host the twinbill at 1 p.m. All four games will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Notes: The only other tie during head coach Bob Whalen's 28 seasons leading the Dartmouth program was a 1-1 tie with Eastern Kentucky on March 16, 2007 in Bradenton, Florida … Siena had never had two ties in a season until this year … the Big Green had won the last four meetings against the Saints with the last loss coming nine years ago.