The Saint Joseph's offense erupted for a season-high 19 hits en route to a 13-1 win over Sacred Heart at Smithson Field on Saturday afternoon.
Every player in the starting lineup collected at least one hit with Charlie Concannon, Dominic Cuoci, and Kadar Namey each collecting three hits apiece. Cuoci and Namey also went deep for the Hawks.
Tim Brennan pieced together another solid start for the Hawks, tossing seven innings while surrendering just one run on two hits. He struck out six.
“Tim pitched another solid ballgame,” Saint Joseph's head coach Fritz Hamburg said. “Although he wasn’t quite as sharp as he was last week, he did what he had to do to get us off the field quickly and let the offense focus on exactly that. To limit their offense to four baserunners the entire day says all you need to know about how Tim, Jake, and Ryan pitched it today.”
The Hawks have now won five of their last eight and wrap-up the weekend with a contest against Manhattan.
Manhattan 7, Villanova 5
Ryan Toohers collected three hits and drove in a pair in the losing effort for the Wildcats.
Ahead 5-3 entering the seventh inning, Villanova committed a pair of errors enabling the Jaspers to score four runs in the frame that ultimately proved to be the difference.
Ryan Pfutzenreuter pitched into the seventh, surrendering six runs (two earned) on six hits. He struck out five.
David Gulati collected a pair of hits and scored twice for the Wildcats.
Wagner 15, La Salle 3
The pitching struggles continued for the Explorers on Saturday as a combined six hurlers surrendered 16 hits and 10 walks on the afternoon in a 15-3 loss.
Ben Faso finished 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and scored a run. Austin Constantini chipped in with a pair of hits.
Opponents are hitting .307 off La Salle pitching this season and the staff concluded Saturday with a 6.55 ERA.
Fairleigh Dickinson 7, Penn 3 (Game 1)
Gabe Kleiman surrendered five earned runs over six frames of work while striking out nine.
FDU scored four runs in the fourth and three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Sean Phelan hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the Quakers.
Penn 6, Fairleigh Dickinson 3 (Game 2)
Andrew Murnane collected three hits and starter Christian Scafidi tossed a seven-inning complete game to lift the Quakers to victory.
Scafidi surrendered three runs on five hits. He struck out six.
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