March 25, 2007
OLEAN, NY - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped the final game of its first Atlantic 10 series of the season on Sunday, falling to St. Bonaventure by a score of 12-7. Senior first baseman Mike Gentile led SJU with three hits and added a run batted in. On the hill, freshman Pat Monaghan took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the season. Michael Proctor earned the win for the Bonnies, who scored in every inning except the second.
Saint Joseph's (3-15, 1-2 Atlantic 10) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when junior Jeremy Jakubowski's RBI groundout scored senior Adriano Petrutz. The Bonnies tied the game in the bottom half of the frame, and took a 2-1 lead in the third inning.
St. Bonaventure (7-10, 2-1 Atlantic 10) broke the game open by scoring four runs in the third, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth before the Hawks scored again. Facing a 9-1 deficit, SJU scored two in the seventh, three in the eighth, and one in the ninth. However, it was not enough, as SBU tallied a run in the seventh and a pair in the eighth to ice the victory.
Freshman David Valesente continued his hot-hitting campaign, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jakubowski went 2-for-5 as well, with two RBIs and a run scored. Junior Chris Cashman also had two hits for the Hawks.
Saint Joseph's returns to the diamond on Tuesday, March 27 when the Hawks take on Penn in the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic.