March 20, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team fell to Fairfield by a score of 7-2 on a cold and blustery Sunday afternoon at Campbell's Field. Kevin Taylor hit his first home run of the season for the Hawks, bending a two-run shot around the right field foul pole in the sixth.
Fairfield (6-8) scored first, posting a single unearned run in the second inning after an error, a stolen base, and two groundouts.
The Stags doubled the lead in the fourth on a single to left by Anthony Hajjar. Ryan Plourde hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth to extend the margin to 3-0.
With two outs in the top of the sixth, Tyler Wosleger singled to right to score Hajjar and give Fairfield a four-run lead.
Saint Joseph's (7-13) got on the board in the sixth as Greg Kumpel was hit by a pitch before Taylor ripped his first roundtripper of the year down the right field line to cut the deficit to two.
The Stags broke things open with a three-spot in the seventh. A wild pitch allowed Chris Horning to score before Carmine DeVito laced a single to left to plate Hajjar and Larry Cornelia with the final two runs of the game.
Scott Warwick improved to 2-1 on the year for Fairfield, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out 10. Chad Simendinger worked six-plus for SJU, taking the loss. He allowed five runs, three earned, on eight hits, fanning six Stag hitters.
Saint Joseph's hits the road for a 3:00 p.m. game at Lehigh on Wednesday before returning to Campbell's Field to open up Atlantic 10 play with a three-game set against Saint Louis. First pitch for the first game against the defending league champions is set for 3:00 p.m. on Friday.