April 6, 2010
CAMDEN, N.J. - Crooked numbers on the scoreboard helped the Saint Joseph's baseball team cruise past Lafayette, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Campbell's Field. Two runs in the third and three in the fifth gave the Hawks a lead they would not relinquish. Seniors Dewey Oriente and Mike Coleman led the way, as Oriente posted two RBI and Coleman added three hits and a pair of runs scored.
Lafayette (5-17) took a brief lead in the top of the third when Brian Davila stole third and then scored when the throw sailed into left field.
Saint Joseph's (9-13) came right back in the bottom half with a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead. With runners on first and second, Oriente ripped a triple to left center field to put SJU on top.
The Hawks added to the lead two innings later. Coleman led off with a double and scored when Brett Tiagwad singled up the middle. He would later score on a wild pitch, and Oriente would add another run after he singled and scored on a groundout by David Valesente.
SJU added an insurance run in the seventh on an infield single by Ryan McDonald to close out the scoring.
Coleman finished 3-for-5 with runs scored, Tiagwad was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI and Oriente added two hits, two RBI and a run scored.
The Hawks will return to their conference slate this weekend with a three-game set at Duquesne.