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A Sweep and a Schedule Note

04/10/14 – The baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone and now prepares for a four game set with Concordia. The victories improved the Saints record to 14-11 overall and to 6-5 in league play, while Cornerstone fell to 14-16 on the season and to 3-10 in the WHAC.

The Saints, who were fresh off a 10-0 shutout of Olivet, used a four run first inning to establish early dominance in the contest. Aquinas tagged the Cornerstone starter with four runs on five hits during their first round of at bats. The four run flurry was more than enough support for Saints pitcher, David Foster. Foster would go on to scatter one run on five hits over his seven innings of work to pick up the win. The Saints offense was carried by the top of the order as Kyle Orlowski, Brendan Penny and Taylor Pawlanta combined for nine hits, four runs and four RBI's. The Saints would go on to win game one 7-1.

The back half of the doubleheader proved to be a little more interesting as the Saints would finish the sweep with a 6-4 win. Once again the Golden Eagles spotted the Saints a four run lead. Aquinas' opportunistic offense scored four runs on four singles and a double to give Saints starter, Brendan Penny, some breathing room. After Cornerstone trimmed the lead in half in the top of the sixth, Aquinas tallied two more runs in the sixth to maintain a four run advantage. An RBI triple in the sixth by Casey Wila proved to be the eventual game winner. A late rally was stopped by Mike DeClarke, who picked up the save in relief of Penny, to ensure the victory for the Saints.

The weekend doubleheader with Concordia (13-21, 7-5 WHAC) has now been switched to Friday and Saturday at Kimble Field. The Saints will now host the Cardinals on Friday starting at 2 p.m. and Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

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