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DRAGONS RUN WILD OVER HAWKS IN 9-3 LOSS
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
NORRISTOWN, PA (4/30/03) - Surrendering a school record nine stolen bases, the Saint Joseph's baseball team (16-26) dropped a 9-3 decision to crosstown rival Drexel (10-28) at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. Senior John Kokol had a pair of hits to lead the Hawks. SJU fell behind 1-0 in the top of the third, but SJU plated a pair of runs in the bottomhalf of the inning to briefly take the lead 2-1. SIngles by freshman Dustin Onulak and Jake Iampietro got this started. They both advanced one base on an errant pickoff throw by the catcher and Onulak scored and Iampietro went to thrid on a wild pitch. Senior Mike Walls then singled off the pitcher to put SJU ahead. Drexel reclaimed the lead with two runs in the fourth and proceeded to pull away scoring in each of the next four frames to lead 9-2. SJU added a single run in the eighth to close out the scoring. Freshman Pat Santone (0-2)took the loss forthe Hawks allowing four runs and three hits in 4.1 innings. He also walked six and hit two batters, while strikingout a pair. The committee of Ryan Hoagey, Joe Mucci and Erik Holman thre the final 4.2 innings. DU's Nic Beecher (3-7) went five solid innings to claim the victory. STeve Gartska and Matt Cangialosi each pitched 2.0 innings in relief. Jeff Lamb went 3-4 with three stolen bases and scored a pair of runs for the Dragons. SJU will host Rhode Island in a pivotal three-game Atlantic 10 Conference series this weekend. The teams will play two games on Saturday and a single contest on Sunday.