March 14, 2006
NORRISTOWN, PA - A seven-run sixth inning broke open a one-run contest and helped carry Delaware (9-3) to a 14-4 victory over Saint Joseph's (4-14) at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. Jeremy Jakubowski had three hits for the Hawks. Jason Hessler tossed five soild innings, allowing just two earned runs and striking out seven, but was the tough luck loser.
The Blue Hens took the early lead in the ballgame with a solo home run by Todd Davison in the fourth. It was the first of four round-trippers on the afternoon for UD.
SJU battled back and took the lead in the home half of the frame. With one out, junior Mike Gentile singled and then scored on a triple by freshman Ben Wendle. After a pitching change, SJU followed with a single by sophomore Jereme Scott that scored Wendle and a single by Jakubowski. Scott would later score on a passed ball to make it 3-1.
UD regained the lead with three runs in the fifth inning.The Hens Dan Richardson led off with a double, but Hessler would get a groundout and a strikeout and appeared poised to get out of the frame. Richardson would score on a double, but a couple of errors allowed UD to push two more unearned runs across to take the lead for good.
Delaware broke the game open with seven runs in the sixth inning off SJU relievers Chris Prescott and Joel Grimshaw. A grand slam by the designated hitter Alex Bucholz and a two-run shot by Adam Tsakonas were the big blows.
UD then added three more runs in the ninth to close out the scoring.
In addition to Jakubowski, Scott and Mike Blahusch had a couple of hits apiece.