March 10, 2005
DELAND, FL - A four-run sixth inning made things interesting, but it wasn't enough to lift Saint Joseph's (2-13) past Belmont (8-6) at Conrad Park. Senior Nick Baldasari had a double and a couple of RBI as SJU fell, 7-4, in the final game of its Florida trip.
The Bruins, from Nashville, Tenn., got off to a fast start scoring a run in the top of the first on a solo home run and adding two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead. In the fifth they added three more to knock Hawk starter freshman Jason Hessler (1-2) from the game.
The Hawks plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth with the biggest damage being done by third baseman Nick Baldasari. With no outs and runners in scoring position, Baldasari hit a double to the right field wall to score two runs.
Belmont would get one of those runs back in the seventh on a solo homerun over the left field scoreboard.
BU's relievers threw a combined three scoreless innings while only giving up one hit.
SJU received solid relief from senior Ryan Hoagey, who tossed 3.2 innings allowing just one run and two hits while striking out five. Jeff Williams also pitched a scoreless frame. The Hawks collected eight hits with eight of nine starters claiming one each.