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GODUSKY'S THREE-RUN DOUBLE LIFTS SJU OVER LEHIGH IN NINTH
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
NORRISTOWN, PA (4/24/02) - Senior leftfielder Justin Godusky cleared the bases with a three-run double in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Saint Joseph's University baseball team to a 7-6 come from behind win over Lehigh at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. The victory by SJU was the team's eighth in the last eleven games and extended the team's winning streak to a season-high four in a row. The Hawks now stand at 12-30-1 on the year, while Lehigh fell to 23-16-1. Keyed by the sophomore Erik Holman's best outing in nearly a month, SJU clung to a slim 2-0 lead after five innings. The Mountain Hawks tied the contest with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, but the Crimson and Gray countered with a single tally in the bottom of the inning to lead 3-2. The teams exchanged runs in the seventh, as senior Mike Minerva (West Roxbury, Mass./Catholic Memorial) tossed 0.2 innings for SJU. Lehigh took its first lead of the game, 5-4, with a pair of runs in the eighth inning and added an insurance run in the top of the ninth. The Hawks sent up the top of the order in the bottom of the ninth. Junior Kevin Dougher opened the inning with a walk and sophomore pinch hitter Nick Baldisari slapped a single to right center. Sophomore Bill McCollum then wlaked to load the bases and set the stage for Godusky. Godusky proceeded to drill his team-leading 13th double into the gap in left-center to clear the bases and drive in the winning run. McCollum, who hurled the ninth, received the win in relief and evened his record on the year to 3-3. Reliever Brian Haveri suffered the loss to fall to 0-1. The Mountain Hawks were led by a pair of hits from Jeff Pietrak. Dougher scored three runs for SJU and Godusky added four RBI. Junior Mike Walls extended his hitting streak to 15 with a double in the seventh. SJU will pay a visit to Swarthmore on Thursday afternoon in preparation for a critical three-game Atlantic 10 Conference series at Rhode Island over the weekend. -SJU-