Feb. 26, 2005
FARMVILLE. VA - Freshman Jason Hessler (1-0) tossed a complete game to earn his first collegiate victory and give the Saint Joseph's baseball team (1-7) its first win of the year agians Longwood (2-12). SJU split the afternoon twin-bill at Lancer Stadium, dropping the opener, 9-4, before picking up the win in the night-cap, 9-1.
In the nightcap, SJU jumped on top of Longwood with four unearned runs in the first inning courtesy of two errors. Hessler cruised from there and earned the victory with a 7.0 inning complete-game effort, allowing five hits and one earned run with two strikeouts.
The Hawks attack propelled SJU out to a 9-0 lead after five innings en route to their first win of the season. Offensively, the Crimson and Gray were led by Rob Pimpinella (2-4, 3 RBI) who had two hits, including an RBI triple in the fourth inning. Also with two hits for the Hawks were Mike Gentile (2-4, 2 RBI) and Jeremy Jakubowski (2-3, RBI) as Gentile had a pair of RBI singles and Jakubowski added an RBI single.
In the opener, Longwood pounded a season-high 18 hits while getting a combined 15 strikeouts from its two pitchers en route to the triumph. The Lancers led 3-1 through three innings, and 4-2 through four innings before Saint Joseph's scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 4-4. Longwood responded with two runs in the seventh inning, and three more runs in the eighth inning to secure the win.
Ryan Hoagey (0-3) took the loss tossing the first 6.2 innings, allowing 12 hits and six earned runs with four strikeouts. LU sophomore Brett Mangigian (1-0) earned the pitching win with the final 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts.
Saint Joseph's was led by sophomore Adriano Petrutz (3-5, RBI) who had three hits, including a solo home run in the first inning, and Nick Baldasari (1-5, RBI) who hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.