Five Players Register Multi-Hit Games As St. John's Defeats FDU, 10-4|
March 12, 2014
QUEENS, N.Y. - Five players registered multi-hit games, four players had multi-RBI performances and every starter contributed at least one hit as St. John's defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 10-4. Matt Harris and Michael Donadio each went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead St. John's (5-10). Robert Wayman also finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and Joe Burns was 1-for-3 with two RBI. Matt Clancy (1-1) earned the win after allowing one run in 2.1 innings of work in relief of starter Chris Kalica, who had three strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless innings. John Giakas went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to pace FDU (3-7), which had four players record multi-hit games.
St. John's loaded the bases with no outs to plate four runs in the third inning. After Alex Caruso led off with an opposite field single into left, Zach Lauricella doubled before Wayman walked to load the bases. Harris then lined a two-run single into right field before Donadio reached on an error as another run scored from third. Jarred Mederos followed with a sacrifice fly into right field and the Red Storm led 4-0.
The Red Storm loaded the bases with no outs once again as part of a three-run fifth frame that made it a 7-0 ballgame. After Harris and Donadio drew back-to-back walks to get things started, Mederos reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Burns then lined a one-out, two-run single into left field to chase starter Joe Flack (0-1) from the game. Reliever Ryan McGrath retired his first batter, but Caruso reached on an error to extend the inning and allow another run to score.
The Knights made it 7-1 with a run in the sixth after Zach Tondi walked and Ryan Brennan singled up the middle to lead off the inning. Brennan took second on a wild pitch, but Tondi was thrown out trying to advance to third. Joel Roman followed with a single up the middle before Brennan later scored on a wild pitch.
Back-to-back singles led off a three-run seventh as St. John's made it a 10-1 ballgame. Troy Dixon led off with a single up the middle before Caruso reached on a bunt single, but an error on the play gave the Red Storm runners on second and third. After Wayman followed with a one-out, two-run single into right field, Harris was plunked before Donadio grounded an RBI single up the middle.
FDU plated three runs in the ninth for the final 10-4 margin.
St. John's returns to action on March 15, opening a three-game series against Holy Cross with a noon doubleheader.