April 26, 2014
QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s used a six-run sixth inning to pull away for 12-4 victory over the Georgetown baseball team on Saturday afternoon in a BIG EAST Conference game at Jack Kaiser Stadium. The loss drop the Hoyas to 14-24 overall and 1-10 in the BIG EAST while St. John’s improved to 26-14 overall and 6-2 in the conference.
David Ellingson (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park) battled through five innings, giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits and three walks while striking out three. Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines), AC Carter (Winter Park, Fla./Orangewood Christian), Joseph Bialkowski (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton) and Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) all had two hits. Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep (Mass.)/Guilderland) doubled and drove in two runs, giving him five RBI so far in the series. Bialkowski also pitched two scoreless innings of relief, coming in from right field in the seventh inning.
The Hoyas took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first. With one out, Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary’s) walked and Collins singled to right, putting runners on the corners for Anderson. Anderson hit into a fielder’s choice to score Webber.
St. John’s came right back with four runs in the bottom of the first on four singles, a walk and a throwing error. The Red Storm added two more runs on three singles and a walk, all with two outs, to take a 6-1 lead after two innings.
Georgetown began scratching away at the deficit with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. Patrick Camporini (Safety Harbor, Fla./ Clearwater Central Catholic) and Bialkowski hit consecutive one-out singles in the fourth before a two-out single from Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Ridge) scored Camporini to cut the deficit to 6-2.
In the fifth, Collins hit a one-out single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. He proceeded to score on a double down the right field line by Anderson. Carter followed with a single up the middle to plate Anderson, pulling the Hoyas within two at 6-4.
The Red Storm pulled away with six runs, only three of them earned, in the bottom of the sixth inning off of Max Allen (Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park) and Felix van der Vaart (Annandale, Va./Flint Hill School).
The two teams conclude their three-game series Sunday afternoon with a 1 p.m. scheduled first pitch.
Notes – Camporini’s walk in the first inning extended his on-base streak to 23 consecutive games.
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