Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
NORRISTOWN, PA (4/20/04) - Senior Bill McCollum hurled eight strong innings and also went 2-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles to power Saint Joseph's (8-32) to a 10-7 victory over Pennsylvania (8-24) at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. Freshman Mike Gentile and Brian Schappert also added two hits apiece. McCollum (2-5), who has earned wins in back-to-back appearances, was in control most of the way. The southpaw allowed just five hits and four runs, although only one was earned, while striking out four. The crafty lefthander had the luxury of pitching with a comfortable lead as SJU jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first and led 9-1 after three innings. With one out in the home half of the first senior Jason Tarewicz tripled to left center and scored on a throwing error. That was the first of eight straight Hawk hits off Quaker starter Joe Thornton (2-2). The Crimson and Gray then plated three more runs off of Thornton in the third. Thornton allowed nine runs (7 earned) on 12 hits. SJU added a single insurance run in the seventh when junior Nick Baldasari tripled and sophomore Ryan Stadanlick hit a sacrafice fly. Penn pushed across single runs in the third, sixth, seventh and eighth innings and then scored three times in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plat against Stadanlick who tossed the final frame for SJU to make the game tight. McCollum was 2-5 and scored a run, Schappert and classmate Kevin Walsh each scored a run and added two RBI. Jon Slaughter was 2-5 with three RBI for the Quakers. Jeffrey Hutchinson was 2-2. SJU returns to the diamond this weekend with a three-game Atlantic 10 series versus Temple. The Owls play at a new field located at the University's Ambler campus.