Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
NORRISTOWN, PA (4/12/03) - An extended gig as the grounds crew at Latshaw-McCarthy Field may have proved to be the undoing of the Saint Joseph's baseball team (8-17, 4-6 A-10) as they dropped a 13-0 decision to crosstown rival Temple (10-13, 4-3 A-10) in Atlantic 10 action. Junior Bill McCollum had two hits and hurled two innings of relief for SJU. The Owls jumped out to a 4-0 lead through two innings and added two more runs in the third to make it 6-0. A seven run fourth, however, highlighted by a grand slam by Fred Hilliard broke the game open for TU. Hawk starter Brian Anecharico allowed four runs on two hits in one inning of work and was lifted in the second inning after hitting Temple's Pete Colon in the head with a pitch and then tossing a wild pitch back to the screen. He took the loss and fell to 0-6. Temple's Matt Powell through a complete game and scattering five hits to improve to 2-4 on the year. McCollum also threw 2.0 innings and Hawk freshman Jason Volker tossed the final four innings. Hilliard was 2-4 with a homer, a double and six RBI. Jason Connor added three hits. The teams were slated to play a doubleheader beginning at noon, but murky field conditions altered the slate. SJU spent close to six hours working on the diamond to make it playable so the teams could get in the single game. They will conclude a three game series tomorrow with a twin-bill, one seven inning and one nine inning game, beginning at noon.