May 8, 2005
ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - An eight-run third inning and six home runs powered St. Bonaventure (24-22, 8-13 A-10) to a series clinching 13-8 victory over Saint Joseph's (13-32, 7-11 A-10) in Atlantic 10 baseball at McGraw-Jennings Field. Sophomore Adriano Petrutz led a 14-hit Hawk attack with three hits, including a couple doubles.
The Bonnies jumped on the board early in the first, scoring on a sacrifice fly, but SJU plated one run in the second to knot the game.
The Bonnies struck for eight runs on seven hits in the third to build a seemingly comfortable 9-1 lead, but SJU would not go quietly rallying with a five-run fourth. The Hawks plated five runs on five hits off Bona senior starter Mike McCormack, including two doubles in the early going.
The Bonnies got some insurance with a three-run homer. The Hawks got two in the seventh, but the Bonnies responded with one in the home half to put the game away.
McCormack earned the win, allowing six runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. He improved to 3-4 on the year. The Hawks' Jeff Williams suffered the loss and fell to 3-4.