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HAWK DIAMONDMEN DROPPED BY BETHUNE, 16-4
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA (3/08/03) - A 2002 NCAA Tournament qualifier, Bethune-Cookman (4-11) tagged Saint Joseph's starter sophomore Brian Anecharico (1-5) for four runs in the first inning and built up a 10-2 advantage after four frames, cruising to a 16-4 victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Junior Bill McCollum and sophomore Joe DINubile each had a pair of hits for the Crimson and Gray. The Wildcats scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the first and tacked on another run in the second to make it 5-0 before SJU clawed back with single tallied in the third and fourth inning to make it a 5-2 ballgame. McCollum drove home the first Hawk run with a sacrifice fly and DiNubile pladed senior Kevin Dougher with a single an inning later. Bethune broke the game open with a five-run fourth that chased Anecharico and would tack on 12 unanswered runs before SJU closed out the scoring with two runs in the eighth. Anecharico (0-3) took the loss, allowing seven hits and eight runs in three innings of work. McCollum tossed one inning and sophomore Al Braun through the final four. Mumba Rivera (1-2) picked up his first victory of the season for BCC. Roberto Rodriguez drove in six runs and set the tone for the game with a bases-loaded double in the Wildcats' four-run first inning. He went on to crank a three-run homer in the fifth. The Hawks early season schedule has been brutal as rough weather has washed out a number of games. All six of the team's games to date have come against 2002 NCAA qualifiers with four more to go (two against Bethune,