Baseball Falls to Saint Peter's, 5-1
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  03/18/2012

March 18, 2012

Box Score

MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped its weekend finale on Sunday afternoon, falling to Saint Peter's, 5-1. Sophomore Jordan Carter continued his strong start to the season, pitching into the seventh for the Hawks.

Carter allowed two runs on six hits in six and two-thirds innings to take the hard-luck loss. He fanned three batters while not allowing a walk, lowering his season earned run average to 3.29.

Saint Peter's (4-16) broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when Justyn Carter led off with a double and came around to score on a groundout by Chris Grimes.

The Peacocks doubled their lead in the seventh on an RBI single by Nicholas Henriquez.

Saint Joseph's (4-15) got one back in the bottom half of the inning as Brian O'Keefe brought home Kevin Kratochwill with a two-out single to make it a 2-1 game.

Unfortunately for the Crimson and Gray, SJU would get no closer as Saint Peter's got back-to-back RBI doubles by Russ Stupienski and Grimes in the eighth and a solo home run by Mike Scicutella in the ninth to set the final score at 5-1.

Freshman Lansing Veeder led the Hawk offense with three hits on the day, while Kratochwill had two hits and a run scored.

Saint Joseph's will return to the diamond on Tuesday as the Hawks host Lehigh. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.