Baseball - Thu, Apr. 19, 2007
CHICAGO - Despite three hits, a run scored, and a RBI from freshman right fielder Tony Testin (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic), the Saint Xavier University baseball team could not overcome five errors in the field falling 11-8 to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) in a non-conference match-up Thursday at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 19-13 overall and snap their seven-game win streak.
Both teams combined for 30 hits in the ballgame, but the Fighting Saints committed just one error and got some timely hits to secure the victory. In addition to Testin, senior designated hitter Ryan Buchler (Schererville, Ind./South Suburban CC) had a good day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI, while freshman centerfielder Zach Clements (Berwyn, Ill./Morton) also went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a RBI. The Cougars started the game with six hits in the first inning, including four straight by the first four batters, en route to an early 4-0 lead. However, St. Francis answered in the top of the second with six runs off five hits and two fielding errors to take the lead for good.
Saint Xavier (19-13 overall/10-1 CCAC) continues its home stand on Friday, April 20, with a CCAC game against Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.