Cuoci walk-off caps ninth inning comeback for Saint Joseph's

Dominic Cuoci homer lifts Saint Joseph's to win
Dominic Cuoci launched a game-winning two-run home run to cap off a six-run ninth inning to lift Saint Joseph's to a 6-4 win over Notre Dame on Wednesday in Port Charlotte, Fla. in the Snowbird Classic.

The victory capped a mid-week sweep of the Irish.

Trailing 4-0 entering the final frame, Kadar Namey reached base via a leadoff single and advanced to second on a wild pitch, later scoring on a Liam Bendo single. Two batters later, Marc Giacalone worked a walk and Matt Maul followed with an RBI-single. With two runners on, Charlie Concannon laced a two-run double up the middle to even the contest at 4-4. Two batters later, Cuoci drilled a pitch over the fence in right-center to conclude the comeback and give the Hawks a stunning victory.

Cuoci has had a thing for late-inning heroics as of late as his two-run homer in the eighth inning on Sunday led the Hawks to a 4-3 win over Georgetown.

Kyle Smith started for the Hawks, tossing five innings while surrendering just one run on three hits. He walked a pair and struck out one. Cole Stetzar earned his first collegiate victory, despite being charged with a pair of unearned runs over an inning and two-thirds.

Concannon finished the day with a pair of hits to raise his team-high batting average to .347. He also leads the club in on-base percentage (.429) and total bases (21).

The Hawks return to Philadelphia to open the home portion of their schedule on Friday with a contest against Wagner.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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