Junior Mike Pokers led Saint Xavier with three hits against Calumet College Friday night
Junior Mike Pokers led Saint Xavier with three hits against Calumet College Friday night
Saint Xavier
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Baseball - Sat, Apr. 7, 2012

Whiting, Ind. – Scoring a combined 10 runs over the seventh and eighth innings, the Saint Xavier University baseball team rallied for a 12-5 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) foe Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) at Oil City Stadium Friday night in Whiting, Ind.  The Cougars (22-11 overall/9-4 CCAC) trailed 5-2 heading into the seventh inning before cranking out seven hits, including three-RBI triples from senior shortstop Adam Koglin (Henderson, Nev./UNLV/Silverado) and sophomore leftfielder Brad Myjak (Tinley Park, Ill./Mount Carmel), to highlight the 10-run surge.  Sophomore right-hander Scott Vachon (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) got the win (4-2) for SXU throwing the first six frames and giving up eight hits, five runs (all earned) and a walk with four strikeouts.  Senior Austin Lehmann (Shorewood, Ill./Minooka) got his fourth save of the year closing out the final three innings by allowing just two hits with five strikeouts.

Junior third baseman Mike Pokers (Lansing, Ill./Andrean) led the offensive attack for the Cougars Friday going 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI.  Koglin finished 2-for-6 with the triple, two runs scored and four RBI; while Myjak went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI.  The Crimson Wave kicked off the game's scoring in the bottom of the second going ahead 1-0 on a RBI double.  A two-RBI triple in the third inning would make the score, 3-0, in favor of the home team and the lead would extend to 4-0 in the fourth on a sacrifice bunt following a one-out triple.  Senior second baseman Tom Simek (New Lenox, Ill./St. Laurence) would bring home Saint Xavier's first run in the top of the fifth off an infield error and Koglin would get another RBI off a fielder's choice later in the frame to make it, 4-2.  A RBI single by Calumet in the sixth made the score, 5-2, heading into the final three innings.  The Cougar bats would come alive in the late stages of the game with the pair of three-RBI triples highlighting the rally.  Lehmann would shut down the CCSJ bats in the last three frames helping pave the way for the SXU comeback.

Saint Xavier (22-11 overall/9-4 CCAC) wraps up its three-game, conference series with Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) on Saturday, April 7.  The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago.