Langston Livingston helped the Hawks on Friday
Saint Joseph's swept a doubleheader with La Salle on Friday at Smithson Field, setting up a scenario where the winner of Saturday's series finale will earn a postseason berth in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament. The loser will have their season come to a close. 

"How fitting that all year we told each other every game is our game 7 & here we are," Tweeted La Salle head coach David Miller. "Tomorrow is game 7. The winner is in. I love this team & am so proud of what they stood for & fought for all year. No better opponent than Saint Joseph's." 

The Explorers entered this four-game set with the potential to win the Atlantic 10 North division title and the chance to host the conference postseason tournament. Now, partly because of dropping the first three games of this series and Rhode Island winning the first three games of their series with UMass, the Explorers find themselves in a must-win situation just to secure a playoff berth. The Hawks hold the tiebreaker over La Salle with a better head-to-head record, and if Saint Joseph's wins on Saturday they'll have the same 15-9 conference record as the Explorers.

Saint Joseph's was trailing 2-1 in the sixth of Game 1 before Langston Livingston ripped a two-run double down the right-field line to push the Hawks ahead. Hayden Seig shut things down in the seventh to secure the win. 

The Hawks put up a pair of crooked numbers in Game 2, scoring four runs in the second and six in the fifth en-route to their second win on the day. Brian Vance finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs, while Brendan Hueth and Luca Trigiani drove in a pair of runs each. 

The first pitch for Saturday's contest is at 3 p.m.  
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