Baseball Edges Mount St. Mary's, 3-2
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  03/13/2011

March 13, 2011

Box Score

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.

The Hawks went back ahead in the bottom of the frame. With two outs, Greg Kumpel drew a walk and Kevin Taylor singled to set up Drew Stoll for the RBI single to put SJU back on top.

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.