March 2, 2008
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Sophomore third baseman Mike Boyland drove in six runs, but the Hawks were unable to recover from a three-run seventh as Saint Joseph's fell to Georgetown, 11-7, in a baseball game held at Rollins College's Alfond Stadium.
Georgetown (2-3) started off the scoring with a four-spot in the bottom of the third inning. Third baseman Sean Lamont doubled home two runs before first baseman Dan Capeless took SJU starter Jason Hessler deep to give the Hoyas a 4-0 lead.
Saint Joseph's (1-5) cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by Boyland.
The Hoyas plated one more in the bottom of the fifth on a fielder's choice.
SJU battled back to tie the game in the top of the sixth. After two strikeouts started the frame, a single and a walk set up Boyland for a game-tying three-run home run, his first of the season, off of Georgetown pitcher Jack Bender.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, Georgetown was able to score three times in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead, 8-5. SJU responded with two runs in the eighth on a double by Boyland and a single by sophomore Joe Cook. However, Georgetown scored three runs on two hits and two errors to cement the victory.
Bender notched the win for the Hoyas, moving to 1-0. Junior Justin Trudell took the loss, falling to 0-2. GU's Daniel Kennedy recorded his first save of the year.
After an off day on Monday, the Hawks will return to the diamond for a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The first game, scheduled for noon, pits SJU against Holy Cross. Saint Joseph's will then meet Georgetown once again at 3:30. Both games are part of the "Baseball Week" tournament. Live stats and updated tournament information are available at RollinsSports.com.