Wildcats fight tough with Arizona State, La Salle and Saint Joseph's drop finales

Villanova and La Salle put up strong efforts
The Wildcats put together another strong effort on Sunday, but fell to No. 9 Arizona State, 6-4. The offense collected just two hits on the afternoon but made the most of five walks at the plate.

Dylan McNary hit a two-run blast in the seventh to tie the contest at 4-4, but the Sun Devils scored one run each in the seventh and eighth innings via passed balls to take the contest.

Other scores
Furman 6, La Salle 5: The Explorers again relied on some late-inning heroics, scoring three runs in the eighth but fell short by a run in the series finale. Ross Mulhall finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while Elijah Dickerson chipped in with two hits of his own, including a double. Tatem Levins drove in a pair. Manny Corporan pitched well, tossing six innings while surrendering three runs on three hits. He struck out seven.

Kent State 11, Saint Joseph's 3: James McConnon collected two hits for the Hawks in the losing effort. Nate Thomas drove in a pair and Brendan Hueth finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Lucas Rollins took the loss, allowing six runs - five earned - over four innings.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
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