March 13, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. - A.J. Holland worked seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and two runs, one earned, while striking out eight as the Saint Joseph's baseball team ended its losing skid with a 3-2 win over Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon at Campbell's Field.
|Pitcher A.J. Holland, outfielder Drew Stoll, and head coach Fritz Hamburg talk about SJU's win over Mount St. Mary's on March 13. The video will load after a brief advertisement.|
With two outs in the bottom of the second and runners on second and third, Saint Joseph's (6-10) took an early 2-0 lead when Quinn Renner ripped a double to right to score Mike Plakis and Joe Cook with the game's first runs.
Mount St. Mary's (3-6) tied the game in the top of the fifth second baseman Michael Foster ripped a ball back through the box off the foot of Holland and into shallow left field to score both MSM runners.
Stoll's RBI proved to be the game-winner as Holland and relievers Daniel Thorpe and Brett Koliani combined to hold the Mountaineers to four hits en route to the victory. Holland improved to 1-1 on the season while Koliani notched his third save. Max Brittenham took the loss for MSM, falling to 0-1.
The Hawks return to Campbell's Field for a Tuesday matchup with Villanova. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.