PHILADELPHIA (3/21/04) - The Hawk offense came alive erupting for 28 runs and 29 hits to support stellar pitching on the hill by junior Ryan Hoagey and freshman Adriano Petrutz as the Saint Joseph's baseball team (4-18) got back on track by sweeping crosstown rival La Salle (10-4-1) in a non-Atlantic 10 doubleheader at Hank DeVincent Field, 9-2 and 19-4.
Saint Joseph's senior first baseman Bill McCollum led the way for the Hawks in the opener by going 3-5. He scored two runs and drove in one. Sophomore Greg Mason added a pair of hist and drove in a pair, while freshman Brian Schappert also had a pair of hits and three RBI.
The Crimson and Gray trailed the Explorers 2-1 after three innings, before breaking through with two runs in the fourth to go on top and then adding three more tallies in the fifth and a pair of runs in the sixth to cruise to the 9-2 win.
Hoagey (1-0) continued his strong spring by tossing a complete game to pick up his first win of the year. He struck out nine batters and walked just two.
SJU picked up where it left off in game two by breaking out to a 19-0 lead before coasting to a 19-4 win. Five different Hawks had multi-hit games in the nightcap. Senior Jason Tarewicz was 4-6 and scored four runs while sophomore Ryan Stadanlick went 2-2. Stadanlick scored four runs and batted in six runs. Freshman Mike Gentile went 3-3 with two runs and four RBI. Gentile, Stadanlick, and freshman Matt Godusky all homered for SJU.
On the mound, Petrutz tossed six strong innings to improve to 2-0. He scattered five hits and struck out four. Jeff Williams tossed the final frame for the Hawks.