March 19, 2005
NORRISTOWN, PA - Sophomore Bob Unkel tossed a nine inning complete game, striking out seven, to earn his first collegiate win as Saint Joseph's (4-14) defeated Fairfield (1-9) and salvaged the second game of a doubleheader, 3-2. The Stags won the opener 7-2 at Elmwood Park's Latshaw McCarthy Field.
A tight game throughout, each team plated a single run in the second. The Hawks then took the lead, 2-1, in the third on a sacrifice fly by Greg Mason. FU evened the game with an unearned run in the top of the fifth.
A scheduled seven inning game, SJU loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Fairfield's Dan Breen, who relieved starter Ed Kamintzky at the start of the frame, however was able to pitch out of the jam.
In the bottom of the ninth, sophomore Matt Godusky smacked a one-out single up the middle off reliever Ryan Hoffman. He then stole second base and scored the game-winner on a two-out RBI single by Mason.
Unkel (1-3) scattered seven hits and walked one, while striking out seven. He allowed just one earned run. Kamintzky allowed two runs and eight hits with eight strikeouts, but received a no-decision. Hoffman (0-3) took the loss.
In the opener, a four-run fifth inning powered the Stags to a 7-2 victory. Neither team's starter allowed an earned run. Fairfield's Tim Dugan (1-2) pitched seven strong innings allowing just one run on four hits, while striking out 10 to pick up the victory. SJU's Ryan Hoagey (0-4) gave up six hits and four runs and was the tough-luck loser.
FU added three more runs off Hawk reliever Joel Grimshaw.
Junior Dustin Onulak had three hits for the Hawks and Godusky added a couple. Doug ANderson smacked three hits for Fairfield, while Mark Geanuleas and Brian Rudolph and John Scaife added two each.