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Hoagey's Masterpiece not enough to Fend off URI Sweep
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/01/2005

May 1, 2005

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NORRISTOWN, PA - Junior Ryan Hoagey set a school record by tossing an 11-inning complete game, but was the tough-luck loser as Saint Joseph's (12-29, 6-8 A-10) dropped a 1-0 decision to Rhode Island (23-15, 14-3 A-10) in a the second game of an Atlantic 10 baseball doubleheader at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. URI took the first game 15-1.

A brilliantly pitched game, Hoagey (3-5) dueled the Rams Zach Zuercher into the 10th inning. Hoagey went all 11 innings for his second complete game of the year and bettered the old SJU mark of 10 innings pitched in a single game. He scattered nine hits and struckout one, while walking four. Zuercher went 9.1 innings, striking out 11 before giving way to Mick Lefort (2-0) who tossed the final 1.2 innings to get the win in relief.

The Rams scored the winning run with a single and a couple of stolen bases and then pinch runner Daryl Holcomb scored on a groundball.

In game one, the Rams pounded out 14 hits and coasted to a 15-1 victory. SJU freshman Jason Hessler (2-5) went just 4.1 innings and took the loss. Rhodey's Dan Frederick (4-3) went the distance allowing just four hits to earn the win.

The two teams will wrap up their three-game series on Monday at 9:00 AM.