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DELORENZO'S WALK OFF HOMER GIVES HAWKS SPLIT WITH DUQUESNE
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
BOXSCORE2 NORRISTOWN, Pa. (4/05/03) - A two-run walk-off home run by senior Mike DeLorenzo in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Saint Joseph's a 4-2 victory over Duquesne in the second game of a twin-bill at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. The Dukes won game one 7-0. SJU stands at 7-16, 3-5 A-10, while DU is 14-14 overall, 6-6 A-10. Hawk junior Erik Vardijan and Duquesne sophomore Bob Reifschneider locked horns in a pitchers duel in game two. Both hurled complete games, but Vardijan was backed by the muscle of two Hawk home runs and claimed the win. The game was tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, when SJU freshman Jake Iampietro reached on an error by the shortstop to open the inning. Iampietro then stole second and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. Reifscneider then picked up a strikeout for the second out of the inning. DeLorenzo, however, ended the game with a blast over the wall in rightfield to give SJU the win. The Crimson and Gray had taken a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run homer by senior Mike Walls. Duquesene then answered with a pair of unearned runs in the fifth. Vardijan (2-2), who turned in his second straight complete game, scattered six hits over seven innings and allowed just two unearned runs, while walking two and striking out two. Riefschneider (4-2) allowed four hits and four runs (two earned), but coughed up a pair of circuit couts to SJU in 6.2 innings. In the first game SJU mustered just four hits against Duquesne senior Jim Popp (5-2) and dropped a 7-0 decision. DU, meanwhile tallied seven runs on 12 hits. The Dukes tallied two runs in the third, three in the fifth and two more in the seventh. Sophomore Brian Anecharico (0-5) went 4.1 innings and gave up five runs on six hits. The Atlantic 10 rivals will conclude their Atlantic 10 series on Sunday with a single nine inning game beginning at noon.