Hawks Fall in Series Finale at Norfolk State, 4-3
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/11/2007

Feb. 11, 2007

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped its series final at Norfolk State Sunday, dropping the third game 4-3 at Marty L. Miller Field.

With the game tied 3-all, Norfolk State's Charles LaLane led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk. Moriba George failed to sacrifice Lalane to second, instead reaching on a fielder's choice. Lyall Foran followed with a double, and the Hawks' pitcher Justin Trudell intentionally walked Ernie Banks to load the bases.

Coming in in relief, Doug DiSandro threw a wild pitch that allowed George to score.

Forfolk State's Joey Seal allowed just one hit in four scoreless innings of relief. Seal struck out five and did not walk a batter, two days after tossing three scoreless innings to get the win in the first game of the series.

Seal and starter Luke Foss combined to hold the Hawks' scoreless over the final six innings.

The Hawks got to Foss early, taking a 1-0 edge on David Valesente's sacrifice fly in the top of the first. NSU answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. After a Hawk error prolonged the inning, John Boyd gave the Spartans a 2-1 lead with a two-run single.

Saint Joseph's took a 3-2 lead in the third. Chris Cashman (2-for-5) singled, and later scored on a throwing error by NSU center fielder Billy Canady. Dewey Oriente later followed with an RBI triple.

The Spartans evened the score in the bottom of the fourth as Jerrod Farley led off with a double and later scored on a wild pitch by Trudell.

Foss gave up five hits and three earned runs in five innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Trudell (0-1) took the loss for the Hawks. He allowed two hits and one run to go with six strikeouts in three and one-third innings pitched.