Hawk Rallies Salvage a Split With Temple
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  04/24/2005

April 24, 2005

Box Score - Game 1
Box Score - Game 2

NORRISTOWN, PA - Saint Joseph's (11-26, 6-6 A-10) rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 7-2, but was able to only muster a split of an Atlantic 10 doubleheader with Temple (10-23, 3-9 A-10) at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. SJU battled back to win the opener, 5-4, and then tied the night-cap, before falling 11-7. Sophomore Adriano Petrutz, and freshmen Jeremy Jakubowski and Andrew Heineman each had three hits in the twin-bill for St. Joe's.

The opener was the completion of Saturday's second game, which was suspended in the second inning. Both starters, Ryan Hoagey for SJU and Mike Weckenman for TU, returned on Sunday and pitched well.

The Owls built up a 4-0 lead, scoring three times in the fourth and once in the sixth. SJU, however, broke up Weckenman's no-hit bid with three runs in the home half of the sixth and won the game when Heinemen scored on a bases loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to give ST. Joe's the 5-4 win.

Hoagey (3-4) went the distance for SJU allowing four runs on four hits and striking out two to pick up the victory. Weckenman (1-2) struckout 11 in 6.1 innings, but cam unraveled late allowing five runs on six hit to suffer the loss.

In the second game, the Owls built a 7-2 lead, scoring three runs a piece in the fourth and fifth innings. Back-to-back homers by Weckenman and Pete Colon helped to power the TU attack.

SJU answered back, scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth as senior Nick Baldasari and sophomore Matt Godusky went back-to-back in the bottom of the frame. The Hawks then tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth.

The Owls won the game with four runs on the top of the ninth inning to take the 11-7 win.

Sophomore Jeff Williams took the loss (3-3), despite throwing well in 4.0 innings of relief. TU's Chris McCafferty (2-5) went 4.2 innings in relief, allowing just two unearned runs to collect the victory. Neither starter, SJU's Bob Unkel and TU's Tom Dolan pitched beyond the fifth.