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COLONIALS EDGE HAWKS 4-3 IN A-10 ACTION
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
WASHINGTON, DC (03/24/02) - GW broke a three-all tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixthand then hung on to defeat Saint Joseph's, 4-3, at Barcroft Park. The Colonials improved to 12-10 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic 10, while the Hawks fell to 2-17-1 overall and 1-2 in the A-10. GW jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third on an three-run homer by Mike Bassett, SJU scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to tie the ball game. SJU first got on the boad in the fourth inning. With one out junior Michael Walls singled to left field. Walls then stole second and moved to third base when junior Kevin Douger grounded out to the pitcher. Walls scored on junior John Kokol's RBI single to centerfield. The Hawks trimmed the lead to 3-2 on senior Pace Bradshaw's solo home run in the fifth off G.W. starter Dan Sullivan. The round tripper was just the second of Bradshaw's career. After Justin Orenduff took over for Sullivan in the sixth, the St. Joe's tied the game when Walls scored on an error. GW reclaimed the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth when Jake Wald's single brought Tony Dokoupil home. The final three innings were a pitcher's duel between Orenduff and Hawk reliever Eric Vardijan with seven batters fanned in all. Vardijan surrendered just two hits and struck out four in relief of Hawk starter sophomore Bill McCollum. McCollum went 5.1 innings, scattering eight hits and allowing four runs to suffer the loss. He is now 1-1. Orenduff (4-1) tossed the final four innings for the Colonials. Walls went 4-4 at the plate and scored a couple of runs, while Kokol and Bradshaw addded two hits apiece. The Crimson and Gray will return to the diamond on Tuesday when the squad hosts Rider at Latshaw-McCarthy field at 3:00 PM. The Hawks will meet Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening at Veterans Stadium in the Liberty Bell Classic. Call the Hawk ticket office for information.