St. John’s baseball, now 7-9 after their ordinary west coast/ southern street journey throughout February and early March, is coming off of a superb week.
The Red Storm commenced the week’s slate of video games with the remaining sport of the thirteen game avenue journey — the game at Iona — and then returned to Queens for the weekend to host their first series of the season towards the Kansas Jayhawks, a three-game sweep.
How it went down…
March thirteenth: St. John’s vs. Iona
St. John’s 7, Iona 1 zero) LP: DeSanti (zero-2)
In a 7-1 demolition of Iona at City Park in New Rochelle, New York, the Red Storm confirmed their ability on both aspects of the ball.
Outhitting the Gaels with the aid of 8-6, the Red Storm seized opportunities on offense and closed the doorways on Iona after they have been threatened on defense.
Freshman Ian Murphy got the start at the mound for the Storm and pitched four scoreless innings of baseball. He recorded five strikeouts to at least one stroll. He became then changed with the aid of fellow Freshman Matt Semon who pitched 2 relief innings and took the win, despite giving up Iona’s simplest run within the 5th inning.
At the dish, the Red Storm confirmed subject via drawing 14 walks and placing out most effective four instances. Right fielder Brandon Miller and SS/1B Ryan Hogan each led the Storm on the plate with successful, RBI, and four walks every.
Iona struggled in nearly every side of the sport. The Gaels used 9 pitchers. The Iona protection also committed mistakes that caused an unearned run for the Johnnies. While leadoff 2B Brian Picone recorded 3 hits and a walk. That walk that caused Iona’s simplest run, a bases-loaded HBP. The game looked misplaced inside the 5th inning after the Johnnies put up five runs.
March fifteenth-seventeenth Series vs. Kansas University Jayhawks
Game 1: St. John’s 1, Kansas 0 WP: Hollowell (1-zero) LP: Goldsberry (2-2)
In a slower-paced game towards the Big XII site visitors in the Red Storm’s domestic opener in Queens, defense prevailed in a 1-zero win in 10 innings for the Johnnies.
Both offenses were nicely behind the stellar pitching furnished by the Jayhawks and the Johnnies.
With both starters surpassing seven innings without a run allowed, the fate of the game became to the bullpens.
With neither crew scoring in the first nine innings, the game went into the 10th inning with each bullpens stepping into with a head of steam.
The Red Storm walked one and retired the aspect in the top of the tenth and started out to threaten within the backside of the frame. After an intentional stroll to load the bases, a wild pitch allows C Wyatt Mascarella score from 0.33 and walk the game off for the Johnnies.
Game 2: St. John’s three, Kansas 1 confirmed loads extra action from the begin for both St. John’s and Kansas.
Pitcher Joe LaSorsa gave up a run within the top of the primary inning however by no means regarded returned in his entire sports attempt. LaSorsa put the crew on his returned and struck out seven and allowed 4 hits. On the offensive side, RF Brandon Miller hit a solo domestic run inside the 4th inning to highlight the Johnnies’ three runs.
Kansas additionally noticed a complete recreation from their pitcher Ryan Cyr, who gave up most effective two earned runs and 5 strikeouts to no walks in an exceptional attempt — however now not sufficient to win this pitchers’ duel.
The Kansas effort was undone through the 3 errors devoted by means of the defense. The errors led immediately to 1 run and the development of numerous runners that changed the manner the Jayhawks would play the sport.
Game three: St. John’s 11, Kansas three) LP: Davis (2-2)
Riding their first triumphing streak of the season, the Johnnies rallied big time on their way to sweeping the Jayhawks.
The Johnnies beat the Jayhawks through a score of eleven-3 of their most powerful offensive displaying to this point and assisted via sublime pitching.
The Johnnies managed to attain in 5 of the eight innings where they stepped to the plate. Seven of the nine batting starters chipped in for the 15 hit general by the Johnnies, and 8 players recorded either a run, RBI, or both.
Pitcher Jeff Belge pitched five innings with 1 ER and 8Ks to result in his first victory on the season.
After the 6th inning, the bullpen pitched lighting out, permitting hits and recording six strikeouts, which include three in a row to shut out the sport.
The Jayhawks had a difficult time locating their rhythm, visible in their struggles to position the ball in play on offense and hold it out of play on protection.
All of Kansas’ 3 runs came off of 5 hits, and the Jayhawks by no means led.
Kansas despatched six pitchers to the mound and struck out five, in opposition to eleven runs given up, all earned.