Fighting Saints prep for SMCC

Fighting Saints prep for SMCC

College of St. Joseph's baseball team plays at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) on Saturday, March 30 at 1pm. The game is scheduled to run 9 innings.

CSJ faced the Seawolves (16-4) twice on Sept. 30 in South Portland, Maine during the fall season. CSJ won both games by the score of 4-1. Each team had 5 hits in game one, while the Fighting Saints outhit SMCC 7-5 in game two.

Justin Holmberg threw a complete game for the Saints in the first contest, picking up his third win on the mound at that time. He threw 7 strikeouts and conceded 5 hits along with 1 run for a 1.29 ERA on the game. SMCC's Dylan Francoeur took the loss on the mound. He threw 9 strikeouts, walked 4 batters and gave up 5 hits, 4 runs. Kyle Gould had 2 hits and 2 runs to lead CSJ's offense in the first game.

Jason Albert started game two on the mound for the Saints. He threw 3 strikeouts and gave up 4 hits in 6.0 innings of action. William Leino earned a save as the closer, giving up 1 hit in the final inning of the contest. Gould recorded 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI thanks in part to a home run in the fifth inning. SMCC's Stefan Lesco threw 10 strikeouts and gave up 6 hits, 3 runs in the loss. Read a full recap of the fall doubleheader here.

The Saints are currently 7-6 after a 15-8 loss at Pine Manor College on Wednesday, March 27.