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NC STATE ROUTS SJU, 15-4
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
RALEIGH, NC (03/15/02) - North Carolina State pounded out 22 hits and routed Saint Joseph's 15-4 on Friday in college baseball action at Doak Field. The win lifted the Wolfpack to 14-5 on the season while the Hawks fell to 1-12-1. NC State starter Michael Rogers allowed two runs, one of them unearned, on six hits in five innings to record the win and improve to 3-2. He walked two and struck out four. Hawks starter Erik Holman took the loss after allowing 11 runs on 15 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. The Hawks got the scoring started with an unearned run in the top of the first inning. Jason Tarewicz led off with a double to right field, and Pace Bradshaw singled to left, putting runners on the corners with none out. After Bill McCollum struckout for the first out of the inning, Bradshaw stole second. Tarewicz scored and Bradshaw went to second when Rogers attempted a pickoff at second base and threw the ball into center field for an error. NC State dropped an eight spot on SJU in the bottom of the third inning, giving the Wolfpack an 8-1 lead. Justin Godusky led off the top of the fourth for Saint Joseph's with a long home run to left field, but the Pack answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning, making it 9-2, Wolfpack, after four innings. NCSU then added two more runs in the sixth to make it 11-2. Kevin Dougher led off the top of the seventh for the Hawks and doubled down the left-field line. Jim Kelly cut the lead to 11-3 with an RBI double to left, and Bradshaw smoked a double to the corner in right to drive in Kelly and make it 11-4. The Wolfpack came back with three more in the bottom of the seventh to give NC State a 14-4 lead. They added a single run in the eighth to make the final margin to 15-4. The Wolfpack and Hawks will resume the three-game series on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Game time for Sunday's series finale has been changed from 12:30 p.m. to noon.