College roundup 2/18: The day of split doubleheaders

PBR - Chris Hueth finished 2-for-4 and collected three RBIs to pace the St. Joseph's offense in a 10-2 victory over Canisius on Saturday at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Hawks erupted for six runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie with an RBI double from Brian O'Keefe highlighting the frame.

Steven Schuler notched the win in relief, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out two. [Box Score]

The victory followed a 7-1 loss earlier in the day to Monmouth. O'Keefe led the offense with a pair of hits, including a double and an RBI-single.

Alex Pracher surrendered six runs on nine hits in five innings in the losing effort. [Box Score]

The Hawks travel to Raleigh to face North Carolina State on Sunday.

Other Local Action

#6 Arkansas 13   Villanova 1
For the second consecutive game Villanova fell victim to a big inning from the Arkansas offense - this time it was six runs in the second which again proved to be insurmountable. 'Nova starter Pat Young struggled, allowing eight runs on six hits over three innings. He also walked five [Box Score]

LaSalle 3   Bucknell 1
Eric Van Wyk looked masterful in the Explorers' season opener, hurling six innings while allowing just one run on three hits while striking out six. Pat Christensen closed out the contest retiring four batters to notch the save.  [Box Score]

Davidson 4   LaSalle 3
Kevin Christy matched Van Wyk with a stellar performance of his own, striking out 10 while allowing two runs on two hits in five innings, however, Davidson scratched a run on three hits off reliever Caolan Ronan in the eighth to ultimately take the contest. The Explorers were limited to just three hits on the afternoon.  [Box Score]

Temple 5   Old Dominion 4  (10 inn.)
For the second consecutive day the Owls and Monarchs battled into extra innings, this time with Temple claiming victory. The Owls battled back to tie the contest in the eighth on an RBI-single by Matt Elko before tacking on two in the tenth with Elko reaching on a walk to force in what eventually became the game-winning run. He finished the contest with three hits.   [Box Score]

Old Dominion 6   Temple 2
Steve Nikorak struggled for the Owls, surrendering four runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Monarchs took the second game of the doubleheader. Temple will travel to Greensboro to face North Carolina A&T in a three-game series starting Friday.  [Box Score]

Sunday's Schedule: St. Joseph's vs. North Carolina State, Villanova vs. Arkansas. (LaSalle vs. Niagara is PPD due to impending inclement weather.)

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