March 18, 2012
MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped its weekend finale on Sunday afternoon, falling to Saint Peter's, 5-1. Sophomore Jordan Carter continued his strong start to the season, pitching into the seventh for the Hawks.
Carter allowed two runs on six hits in six and two-thirds innings to take the hard-luck loss. He fanned three batters while not allowing a walk, lowering his season earned run average to 3.29.
Saint Peter's (4-16) broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when Justyn Carter led off with a double and came around to score on a groundout by Chris Grimes.
The Peacocks doubled their lead in the seventh on an RBI single by Nicholas Henriquez.
Unfortunately for the Crimson and Gray, SJU would get no closer as Saint Peter's got back-to-back RBI doubles by Russ Stupienski and Grimes in the eighth and a solo home run by Mike Scicutella in the ninth to set the final score at 5-1.
Freshman Lansing Veeder led the Hawk offense with three hits on the day, while Kratochwill had two hits and a run scored.
Saint Joseph's will return to the diamond on Tuesday as the Hawks host Lehigh. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.