Feb. 27, 2010
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team couldn't recover from an early deficit and lost to Radford on Saturday, 11-2, in the second game of The Charleston Crab House Shootout at The Citadel's Riley Park. The tournament closes tomorrow when the Hawks take on Marshall.
Radford (1-4) took the lead in the first inning on a two-out, bases-loaded single by Raphael Turner that scored two.
Saint Joseph's (0-2) answered with a singleton in the second on an RBI single by Mike Coleman. Unfortunately for the Hawks, the Highlanders would answer back with six runs in the bottom of the third on five hits, one walk, and an error and chased starter Randy Mower from his season debut.
Radford would add two in the fourth and one in the sixth. A sacrifice fly and a single in the fourth plated the first two, while a single in the sixth ended the scoring for RU.
SJU would post another run in the seventh when Joe Cook scored on an error.
Mower took the loss to fall to 0-1 while Eddie Butler improved to 1-0 for the Highlanders.
Coleman and Brian Hartsell each had a pair of hits for Saint Joseph's. The Hawks return to the diamond on Sunday for their final game of the Shootout when they take on Marshall. First pitch is slated for 10:00 a.m.