April 26, 2006
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA - Junior Mike Gentile was 4-for-5 and freshman Ben Wendle had two hits, but Saint Joseph's (15-28) managed just one run and dropped a 4-1 decision to Villanova (22-18) in Philadelphia Diamond Five action at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth.
VU sophomores Jordan Ellis and Frank Jankowski combined on an eight-hitter and Villanova plated three runs in the first inning, all with two out to secure the victory.
Ellis (4-1, 4.29 ERA) navigated through the first five innings, stranding eight of the 10 runners that reached base against him. Jankowski took over in the sixth inning and went the rest of the way. He allowed two runners to reach base in the ninth but got the Hawks down to their last out before a fielding error allowed an unearned run to score. Sophomore Tim Smith plated SJU's lone run on a throwing error after senior Dustin Onulak reached on a fielder's choice.