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RICHMOND RALLIES TO COMPLETE SWEEP OF HAWKS, 8-7
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
RICHMOND, Va. (3/28/04) - Richmond (14-9, 3-0 A-10) scored twice, including the gamewinner on a sacrifice fly, in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Saint Joseph's (4-23, 0-3 A-10) on the baseball diamond, 8-7, in the final contest of the three-game series at Pitt Field. Ryan Stadanlick led the Hawks with two hits and three RBI. The Hawks scored a run in the first and then Richmond responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning. Saint Joseph's went ahead, when it scored two runs in the third and one in fourth before the Spiders tallied a run in the bottom of the fourth and the score stood at 4-2. The Spiders grabbed the 6-4 lead when they recorded two runs a piece in the sixth and seventh innings, but the Hawks responded with three runs in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Richmond scored its two game-winning runs on three hits. In addition to Stadanlick, Jason Volker, Greg Mason and Brian Schappert each had two hits. Jason Tarewicz scored three runs. John Cronin pitched two innings and allowed only one run to post the win for Richmond. Jason Volker allowed three hits and two runs and took the loss for the Hawks. Al Braun started for SJU and allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings but received a no-decision. SJU hosts Lehigh on Tuesday in the opening round of the Liberty Bell Classic.