March 4, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Saint Joseph's (0-9) could muster just one hit, an eighth inning single by sophomore Chris Hildreth, and Virginia knocked off the Hawks, 15-1, to claim its second win of the three-game series at Davenport Field at UVa Baseball Stadium.
Virginia quickly took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Saint Joseph's scored their first run of the series in the top of the second. After Mike Gentile was hit by a pitch and Dustin Onulak walked, Gentile scored on a throwing error pulling the Hawks within, 4-1.
The Cavaliers then scored 11 unanswered runs to earn teh victory.
Don Werner (0-2) suffered the loss for Saint Joseph's as he allowed nine earned runs on eight hits.
UVA freshman right-hander Jacob Thompson no-hit SJU through six innings to earn his fourth win of the season. Thompson, Pat McAnaney, Nick Cruit and Andrew Carraway combined for the one-hitter for the Cavaliers. Thompson struck out five of the 20 batters he faced. McAnaney and Carraway each tossed a scoreless inning while Cruit allowed one hit in one inning of work and recorded a strikeout in his first appearance of the season. The Cavaliers finished with 16 hits.
Virginia and Saint Joseph's will wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 11 a.m.