Vander Linden Deals Georgetown Past St. John's in Opener, 3-0

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April 12, 2013

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WASHINGTON - Redshirt sophomore Jack VanderLinden (Dallas, Texas/Episcopal) threw eight-plus innings of scoreless ball and Georgetown scored two runs with two outs in the second inning to take an early lead en route to a 3-0 win over St. John's in the first game of a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md. Friday afternoon.

The win was the 14th in the last 19 games for the Hoyas, who improve to 20-11 overall and 4-3 in the BIG EAST, while SJU falls to 13-21 and 3-7 in league play.

Vander Linden was strong from start to finish, going eight innings and allowing no runs on four hits while walking one and striking out four batters.

He gave up a leadoff double in the ninth inning before making way for senior reliever Charlie Steinman (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade), who retired the side in order for his seventh save of the season.

The Hoyas got all the runs they would need in the second inning with a two-out rally. Junior first baseman Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Guilderland) was hit by a pitch and scored when junior second baseman Danny Poplawski (Bellevue, Wash./Overlake) doubled to right-center. The lead grew to 2-0 in the next at-bat when senior left fielder Paul Bello (Towaca, N.J./Delbarton) singled down the right field line.

That was all Vander Linden would need. He gave up a leadoff single in the first and the Red Storm had runners on the corners with two out, but he retired the final batter with a foul out and then retired the side in order in the second and third innings, respectively. Vander Linden had string of eight-straight outs end with a one-out double in the fourth, but retired the final two batters to get out of the inning.

Vander Linden retired SJU in order in the fifth and had the first two out in the sixth before an error put a runner on base.

The Hoyas added an insurance run in the eighth when senior center fielder Justin Leeson (Exton, Pa./West Chester) singled and moved to second on an error. A single to right from freshman Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) pushed the final run across as Steinman closed out the Red Storm in the ninth for the win.

Vander Linden improved to 3-1 this season with the win.

Senior lefty Thomas Polus (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean), who is 2-3 with a 4.72 ERA, is expected to start the game on Saturday, and sophomore southpaw Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham), who is 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA, will start the finale on Sunday.

 

 

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