CHICAGO - Freshman right-hander Scott Vachon (Plainfield,
Ill./Plainfield North) kept the Holy Cross bats in check most of Saturday
afternoon in leading Saint Xavier University to a 7-1 victory over the visiting
Saints in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) baseball action at
Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago.
Vachon threw the first seven innings of the nine-inning affair and
allowed just three hits, one unearned run and a pair of walks with nine
strikeouts. With the win, he improves
his season record to 4-2. SXU is now
17-17-1 overall this season and owns a 9-3 mark in conference play.
fielder Chris Klein (Huntley, Ill./Huntley) led the offensive attack for Saint
Xavier Saturday racking up three hits, including a home run and a double. He also finished with two runs scored and a
RBI. Senior catcher Jim Pipolo (Orland
Park, Ill./Sandburg) also had a nice day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a
double and two RBI. Red-shirt junior
shortstop Austin Lehmann (Minooka, Ill./Minooka) did a little bit of everything
for the Cougars Saturday going 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and then
coming in to close things out on the mound.
Lehmann threw the final two frames for SXU giving up two hits, no runs
and no walks with four strikeouts. The
Cougars built a 4-0 lead after five innings of play before the Saints scored
their lone run in the top of the sixth.
SXU scored a run in each of the final three frames to pull away for
Saint Xavier (17-17-1
overall/9-3 CCAC) wraps up its three-game conference series with Holy Cross
College (Ind.) on Sunday, April 10, with a road doubleheader in Niles,
Mich. The first game of the twin-bill is
scheduled for a 12 p.m. (central) start.