May 14, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio - The Saint Joseph's baseball team scored first on Friday, but Dayton scored six unanswered runs en route to a 6-1 victory on Friday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Stadium. Cameron Hobson went six innings for UD, allowing just three hits and one run to earn his fourth win of the season.
Saint Joseph's (18-24 overall, 13-9 Atlantic 10) had an opportunity to put some runs on the board in the top of the second, loading the bases with one out, but Hobson induced a ground ball that led to a force out at home before Drew Smith looped a ball into left that was snagged by a diving Joe Gayda to end the threat.
The Hawks did break through, however, in the top of the third. After Dewey Oriente drew a four-pitch, two-out walk, David Valesente ripped a triple to center field to score Oriente with the game's first run.
Dayton (21-29 overall, 10-12 Atlantic 10) looked to answer in the bottom of the frame, as Jimmy Roesinger led off with a triple, but Kyle Mullen escaped without giving up a run as he got a pop-up, a line out, and a fly out, mixing in a pair of walks, to strand the bases loaded.
The Flyers got on the board in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI groundout by Roesinger, tying the score at one.
An RBI double by Zach Jacob in the bottom of the fifth scored Brian Blasik and gave the Flyers the lead, 2-1. Two batters later, Cole Tyrell lofted a two-run home run to left to push the UD advantage to three at 4-1.
UD extended the lead to 6-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth when Jacob hit a two-run double to the wall in left center to score Roesinger and Gayda.
Chris Beesley came on in relief of Hobson and kept the Hawks off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game to earn the three-inning save, his first of the season.
Hobson improves to 4-4 on the year, while Mullen took the loss to fall to 1-4.
The teams return to the diamond on Saturday afternoon for the second game of the series. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.