A-10 RACE HEATS UP AS HAWKS SWEEP DUQUESNE
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications
GREEN TREE BORO, PA (05/05/01) - The Atlantic 10 Conference pennant chase heated up significantly on Saturday, as St. Joseph's (22-21-1) swept a doubleheader on the road against Duquesne (19-26), 6-5 and 5-1. Justin Godusky led the Hawk attack with six hits, three in each game. In the first game the Hawks built up a 6-1 lead and then held on for a 6-5 win. A three-run seventh inning proved to be the difference for the Hawk. RBI singles by Jim Reilly, who was making a homecoming to Pittsburgh, and Pace Bradshaw keyed the seventh inning for SJU. Duquesne rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it interesting. Jim Boylan pitched well and earned the win on the hill for the Hawks. He improved his record to 4-5, throwing six innings and striking out 7. Kevin Kirkby came in and gor the game's final out for his seventh save. Bradshaw and Godusky each had three hits in the win. A four-run second inning made the difference in game two for the Crimson and Gray, as the Hawks won 5-1. SJU erupted for three doubles and a triple to take a 4-1 lead. Reilly, Godusky and Eric Wyatt all ripped two-baggers and Tom Gibson smacked a triple. On the mound Doug Sieger evened his record at 3-3 by throwing his second straight complete game. He allowed just one run which was unearned. Tomorrow, the two teams will finish the three-game set with a single game at noon. SJU resumes next travels to Massachusetts for a three-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.