March 9, 2006
WINTER PARK, FL - A five-run seventh inning helped Pittsburgh (6-6) break open a one-run game and defeat Saint Joseph's (2-11) at Alfond Stadium, 9-3. Sophomore Tim Smith and freshman Ben Wendle had two hits apiece to power SJU.
The Panthers took the early lead scoring two runs in teh first and one in the third to go on top 3-0. SJU then answered back with two runs in the sixth to trim the lead to 3-2. Smith singled to lead off the inning and with one out junior Adriano Petrutz walked. The two would come around to score on RBI singles by junior Mike Gentile and Wendle.
Pitt buffered its lead with a run in the home half of the sixth, but SJU remained within striking distance with a single run in the seventh. When John Dijamco scored on a throwing error.
Pitt, however, broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to seize the win 9-5.
Chris Prescott started for the Hawks and was solid, allowing four runs on five hits in 5.1 innings. He struckout five.