Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's made history on Saturday, defeating George Mason on the road to claim the program's first-ever Atlantic 10 regular season championship. 
Luke Zimmerman led the Hawks with three hits and three RBIs in the 13-6 victory. Ryan Cesarini also drove in three runs, while Brett Callahan finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored. 
Domenic Picone secured the victory, tossing six strong innings while surrendering two runs on four hits. He walked just two and struck out eight. Zimmerman tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the win. 
The title is the first conference crown for the Hawks since 1974, when Saint Joseph's won both the regular season and postseason championships in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Hawks joined the Atlantic 10 in 1983. With the win, the Hawks secured the lone first-round bye for next week's Atlantic 10 Championship; Saint Joseph's will open postseason play on Wednesday at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. against the winner of Tuesday's game between fourth-seeded Saint Louis and fifth-seeded Richmond. 
In Tuesday's other first round matchups, second-seeded Davidson meets seventh-seeded Rhode Island, while third-seeded Dayton takes on sixth-seeded George Mason. The Championship is set to conclude on Saturday, May 27, with the championship game scheduled for noon. 
The Hawks finished the season with a 17-7 conference record and a 27-22-1 mark overall. 
The program last qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1974. 
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grpDaddy said…
Big league play by Wyatt Henseler in the 2nd inning today against Princeton.
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