March 6, 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash. - A one-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Seattle University a 4-3 victory over the Saint Joseph's baseball team on Tuesday night at Bannerwood Park. Senior Kevin Taylor and freshman Stefan Kancylarz each had two hits and drove in a run for the Hawks.
Seattle (7-5) took an early lead, scratching out a run on a single by Grant Newtown to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
Saint Joseph's (1-10) answered in the fourth, as Taylor ripped a two-out double and came in to score on a single by sophomore Tommy Cunningham.
Riley Tompkins hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth to give the Redhawks a 2-1 lead, but SJU went ahead in the top half of the sixth. Sophomore Kevin Kratochwill led off with a double and Kancylarz followed with a single to right to tie the game. After a sacrifice bunt by freshman Brian O'Keefe, Taylor ripped a single up the middle to plate Kancylarz and give the Hawks the edge.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Trent Oleszczuk scored the equalizer on an error to knot the game at three apiece.
With runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the 10th, Brian Olson singled to left center, bringing home Eric Koenig with the winning run.
Freshman Tim Ponto started on the hill for the Hawks, allowing a run on six hits in three and a third innings. Sophomore Steven Schuler was impressive over three innings of relief, allowing just a hit and a walk while fanning three. Sophomore Jimmy Yacabonis pitched the top of the tenth and took the loss.
Garrett Anderson earned the win for the Redhawks, holding SJU to one hit over three and two-thirds in relief.
The Hawks will finish the road trip Wednesday afternoon against the Redhawks; first pitch is set for 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Friday is SJU's home opener as the Hawks host Iona at 3:00 p.m.; the game marks Saint Joseph's first game on campus since 1958.