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HAWKS' RALLY WASTED IN HOME OPENER, PENN PREVAILS 10-7.
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
NORRISTOWN, PA (3/19/03) - A two-run double by freshman Ryan Stadanlick and a three-run homer by junior Bill McCollum helped tthe Saint Joseph's baseball team (1-10) rally from deficits of 6-0 and 7-2, but Pennsylvania (3-6) added a pair of runs in the fifth and a single tally in the seventh to notch a 10-7 victory at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. Penn scored in the top of the first and then added five more runs in the second to build up a 6-0 advantage. SJU then trimmed the lead to 6-2 in the bottom half of the second when Stadanlick smacked a two-bagger with one out to plate seniors Mike Walls and John Kokol. The Quakers added another run in the top of the third to make it 7-2, but SJU erupted for five runs in the home half of the frame to tie the score, 7-7. The Hawks opened the inning with a walk by junior Jason Tarewicz, a single by Kevin Dougher and McCollum's three-run blast down the right field line. Freshman Jake Iampietro then pinch hit for Walls, who left the game with back spasams. Iampietro walked and Kokol followed with a single. Iampietro eventually scored on an error by the third baseman and Kokol trotted home on a single by senior Mike Delorenzo. Penn taked on two more runs off Hawk starter Jason Volker. They added another run in the seventh off Hawk reliever Joe Mucci. Penn sophomores Josh Appell (1-1) and Remington Chin combined for five scoreless innings before turning the ball over to Brian Winings in the ninth inning. Winings struck out two of the four batters he faced to record his second save of the season. Volker surrendered nine runs (6 earned) on eight hits, but took the loss. Mucci continued his strong spring allowing a pair of hits and one run in four innings of work. St. Joe's will open Atlantic 10 Conference play this weekend with a three-game set at La Salle on Saturday and Sunday. Junior Kasey Adler went 3-for-4 and fellow classmate Mike Goldblatt added two hits for the Red and Blue as they defeated Saint Joseph's, 10-7, at McCarthy Field. With the win, Penn improved to 3-6 overall, while the Hawks fell to 1-10. The Quakers got on the board first when senior Nick Italiano belted a two-out homerun to leftfield in the top of the first inning. After Penn starter Ben Krantz retired the Hawks in order in the bottom of the first, the Red and Blue struck for five runs in the top of the second inning, capped off by a two-run homerun by junior Mike Goldblatt to give the Quakers a 6-1 advantage. SJU fought back over the next two innings as they scored seven runs to tie the game at seven. Bill McCollum's three-run homerun in the bottom of the third inning for the Hawks completed a five-run inning for the Hawks, who tied the score after Josiah Brand made it 7-2 in favor of the Red and Blue with an RBI-single in the top of the third. Sophomore Nate Moffie gave Penn the lead for good when he grounded out to score Italiano for the first of two Quaker runs in the fifth inning. Kasey Adler followed with an RBI-double to score senior Andrew McCreery and make the score 9-7 in favor of the Quakers. Adler accounted for Penn's final run of the game when he drove home move with a single to right field in the seventh. After the Quakers staff surrendered seven runs over the first three innings, Penn will return to action on March 22 when they host West Chester for a doubleheader at Murphy Field. First pitch is scheduled for noon.