Bennie's two-run blast leads La Salle past St. Joseph's

Posted: May 14, 2012

Joe Bennie ripped a two-run homer to key a five-run third inning that propelled La Salle to a 12-4 win over St. Joseph's in an Atlantic Ten baseball game at Merion Station on Saturday.

La Salle (19-29, 6-14) set season highs in both runs and hits (17). Bennie was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and the Explorers got also three RBIs from George Smith and two more from Zack Feierstein.

Kevin Taylor had a two-run home run for the Hawks. (22-27, 12-7), the 14th blast of his career.

Eric Jutca's RBI double in the bottom of the 11th gave St. Bonaventure a stunning 9-8 comeback win over Temple, in an A-10 game in Olean, N.Y.

Trailing 6-4 entering the eighth, Temple (19-31, 7-14) got two runs on RBIs from Taylor Juran and Jabair Khan (West Chester Henderson) to force extra innings.

In the top of the 11th, the Owls' Elijah Yarborough delivered a two-run double for an 8-6 lead.

But Austin Ingraham unloaded a two-run homer to tie it at 8-8 in the bottom of the inning, and a single plus Jutca's double gave the Bonnies (19-23, 7-13 ) the win.

Temple's Matt Elko went 3 for 4 for the second time in the three-game series and finished the weekend with eight hits and eight RBIs.

Justin DeLong (New Castle) pitched 61/3 innings of shutout ball to give Wilmington a 1-0 victory over Felician in the deciding game of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament in Wilmington.

The Wildcats, who earned the conference's automatic NCAA tourney bid, scored the game's only run on a hit batsman with the bases loaded.

Wilmington lefthander Jamie Treml was named the tournament MVP after his tourney-record 16-strikeout win over Dominican in the opening game.

SOFTBALL: Montclair State scored three times in the bottom of the eighth for a 3-2 victory over Rowan in the NCAA Division III tournament at Union, N.J.

The Profs (38-8) play an elimination game at noon Sunday and will earn a rematch with Montclair State (41-7) with a victory.

The game was a scoreless tie at the end of regulation, and Nicolina Veneziano electrified the Profs with a two-run homer in the top of the eighth.

But Montclair put together three singles, a walk, and two Rowan errors to score three in the bottom of the frame.

TRACK AND FIELD: Rutgers-Camden's Matt Curtis (West Deptford) set a program record by running the 400 meters in 48.02 seconds at the IC4A/ECAC championship meet at Princeton.

Bucknell's Emily Liggett (Lawrenceville School) broke the school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16 minutes, 51.95 seconds, at the ECAC meet on Friday.

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