April 7, 2005
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA - Five Hawk pitchers combined to surrender 11 walks and Villanova (17-7-1) scored in the second through fifth innings and then broke the game open with a four-run eighth to defeat Saint. Joseph's (5-19) 10-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth. Sophomore Matt Godusky was 2-for-4, while freshman Jereme Scott walked three times, scored a run and drove in a run.
Playing against the Hawks for the second time this season, Villanova gradually built a lead against SJU after opening the scoring in the second inning. The Hawks trailed 4-0 in the top of the fifth when it loaded the bases with nobody out. A run scored on a double play ground ball, but a groundball to second ended the threat.
Villanova let the Hawks get no closer than the 4-1 margin, as two more runs scored in the bottom of the fifth. The Wildcats later broke the game open with four runs in the eighth inning.
SJU added a couple of runs in the top of the ninth to close out the scoring.
Sophomore pitcher Nate Hall made his first career start and earned his first victory of the season with six strong innings. Hall, who had only pitched seven innings in his first six relief appearances of the season, scattered five hits and an earned run in his outing, which included four walks and three strikeouts.
Hawk starter Joel Grimshaw (0-1) took the loss, allowing four hits, four earned runs and five walks in his 3.1 innings.