April 3, 2005
CINCINNATI - After dropping the first game of the doubleheader 10-0, Saint Joseph's (5-17, 1-1 A-10) held off Xavier (10-17, 4-4 A-10), 6-5, in the second game and split the Atlantic 10 Conference doubleheader after rain pushed the weekend back.
In game two, SJU jumped out to a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings. A big third inning saw the Musketeers take the lead 4-2, as a couple of Hawk errors opened the door.
The Hawks answered with a four-run inning of its own in the top half of the fourth as SJU pushed four across on three hits and one costly XU error to put the score at 6-4.
Hoagey (1-4) went six strong innings to earn his forst victory of the season. He scattered seven hits and allowed five runs, although just one was earned, struckout four and walked one.
Mike Gentile, Nick Baldasari and Petrutz each had a couple of hits.
The first game found Xavier jump out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom half of the third against Hawk starter Jason Hessler. They added two more in the fourth and four in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Mike Creevy (3-2) scattered seven hits going all seven innings to pick up his third win on the season. Hessler (1-3) suffered the defeat. Baldasari had three hits.
The two teams will finish the three-game series tomorrow afternoon with the single nine-inning game starting at 2:00 p.m.