March 12, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. - Cornell used a four-run seventh inning to pull away from Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon, emerging with a 9-3 win in baseball action at Campbell's Field. Greg Kumpel posted three hits for the Hawks and added a run scored and an RBI.
Cornell (1-5) started the scoring off in the first, taking advantage of an error, a wild pitch and a single to take a 1-0 lead.
Saint Joseph's (5-10) responded in the bottom half of the inning as Kumpel singled with two outs and came around on a double by Kevin Taylor.
The Big Red edged in front again in the third as Brandon Lee notched his second RBI of the day with a single to center to plate Marshall Yanzick.
The Hawks equalized right away once again as this time it was Kumpel with the RBI hit, a single that scored Mike Coleman. Coleman reached when he was hit by a pitch for the 39th time in his career, taking sole possession of the SJU all-time record.
CU took the lead for good in the sixth. Brenton Peters hit a one-out single, scoring Ben Swinford to break the deadlock. Mike Lopez followed with a fielder's choice that allowed Ryan Plantier to score and put Cornell up by two, 4-2.
The Crimson and Gray got one back in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Spencer Judge, but the floodgates opened in the seventh for the Big Red. A one-out RBI single by Mickey Brodsky was followed by a flyout and then four consecutive singles that allowed three more runs to score and gave Cornell a five-run advantage. CU added one in the eighth on a triple by Frank Hager and a sacrifice fly by Brodsky.
Taylor Wood earned the win for Cornell, scattering eight hits over six innings and allowing three runs. He struck out four while walking none. Dominic Favazza (2-1) took the loss for SJU. Dan Lea gave up a walk and a hit over three innings of relief to earn the save.
At the plate, Brodksy, Lee, Lopez and Peters all drove in a pair for the Big Red, while Kumpel and Judge posted multi-hit games for SJU.
The Hawks are back in action at Campbell's Field on Sunday at noon against Mount St. Mary's. Live stats and streaming audio will be available on SJUHawks.com.