April 29, 2005
BETHLEHEM, PA - Lehigh's baseball team smacked 16 hits as the Mountain Hawks defeated Saint Joseph's by a 13-2 score at Goodman Field on Thursday afternoon. The victory improves Lehigh's record to 24-16-1 on the season, while Saint Joseph's drops to 12-27 with Thursday's setback.
In a game that featured just about everything weather-wise - bright sunshine early, a brief thunderstorm, and then chilly temperatures with swirling winds - the Lehigh bats got to work early in building a six-nothing lead after three innings of play. The Mountain Hawks also took advantage of some Saint Joseph's miscues to build the early cushion. The Hawks made three errors and committed two passed balls in the first three innings of the contest.
But for Lehigh it was the seventh inning that put the game out of reach. Leading by a 7-1 score, the Mountain Hawks sent eleven batters to the plate, scoring six times on eight hits in the inning.
On the mound, Lehigh freshman Billy Alec was dominant. The right-hander threw seven strong innings, allowing just two hits and one run while striking out five. Alec improves his record to 2-0 with the victory. Saint Joseph's Joel Grimshaw (0-4) pitched the first three innings and took the loss.
Freshman Chris Hildreth led SJU with a couple of hits.