Saint Joseph's tosses combined one-hitter in victory over Missouri State

Tim Brennan of Saint Joseph's helped the club to a combined one-hitter
Tim Brennan set the tone on the mound and the rest of Saint Joseph's followed, besting Missouri State at Clark-LeClair Stadium, 6-3, on Friday afternoon in the first day of action in the Keith LeClair Classic.

Combined, five Hawk pitchers limited Missouri State to just one hit on the day. Brennan surrendered two runs on one hit and two walks while striking out nine in six strong innings. Relievers Kyle Smith, Ryan Devine, Eric Sigovich, and Steve Powles finished off the one-hitter, helping the Hawks to their second consecutive victory.

Domonic Cuoci drove in a pair of runs to even the contest for the Hawks in the sixth. Liam Bendo then followed suit, driving in another pair to give the Hawks a lead and ultimately the win.

Cuoci paced the Hawks at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in and two runs scored. Matt Maul also recorded a pair of hits as every Hawk in the starting lineup reached base safely during the game.

Wofford 8, Penn 6
The Quakers played from behind until evening things in the seventh via a Sean Phelan homer, but the pitching couldn't hold and surrendered a pair of runs over the final two frames.

Matt O'Neill finished 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored. Daniel Halvey picked up a pair of RBI with a two-run double in the sixth.

Gabe Kleiman tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing six runs while chalking up five strikeouts.

Kansas State 9, La Salle 3
Paced by Ben Faso's three hits, four Explorers registered multi-hit games but it was the timely hitting of Kansas State that proved the difference.

The Explorers pulled within a run in the seventh, 4-3, when Faso came through with an RBI single to score freshman Jack Cucinotta. That's as close as they would come as the Wildcats scored five insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to secure the victory.

Matt Holt started on the mound for La Salle, giving up six runs (four earned) and nine hits while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings of work.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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