March 19, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team fell to Manhattan on Saturday afternoon by a 10-7 score. Brett Tiagwad had two hits and two runs scored to pace the Hawks while Chris Hueth and Cody Silverman added two hits apiece.
Manhattan (5-10) scored twice in the first as Austin Sheffield hit a single up the middle to score the game's first two runs.
Saint Joseph's (7-12) took the lead in the bottom of the inning as Hueth ripped a two-out single to left to get the Hawks on the board. Silverman followed with a fly ball to center, but center fielder Mark Onorati lost it in the sun and it dropped for a double, allowing Hueth and Brett Tiagwad to score.
The Hawks added one in the second on a two-out bases-loaded error that allowed Tiagwad to score for the second time.
The Jaspers got one back in the third, scoring on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Mikey Miranda.
SJU expanded the lead to 5-3 in the fifth on a dropped fly ball by right fielder Mike McCann that allowed Silverman to score.
Manhattan exploded for seven runs in the sixth and seventh, taking advantage of six hits and two errors to take a 10-5 lead.
Unfortunately for the Crimson and Gray, the Hawks could not take advantage of a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the eighth as Jasper pitcher Jacob Marchus notched a strikeout and a flyout to end the threat.
Marchus earned his first save of the season, throwing the final inning and two thirds, to preserve the win for Mike Giordano (1-1). A.J. Holland (1-2) took the loss for SJU, going five and a third, allowing six runs on six hits.
The Hawks will close out their homestand on Sunday at Campbell's Field with a noon start against Fairfield. Live stats and streaming audio will be available on SJUHawks.com.