The college baseball season came to an end for the Philadelphia Division I schools as Saint Joseph’s fell in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in an elimination game. Temple concluded its final season in Clearwater with a win in pool play against UConn by a 9 – 4 score.
Saint Joseph’s lost to the Saint Louis Billikens in the elimination game by a 9 – 1 score. Collin Forgey provided the offense for the Hawks with a solo home run in the third inning which tied the game. Saint Louis took command with a three run sixth inning.
SJU finishes with a 35 – 16 record. In a record-breaking year the Hawks set program marks with the total number of wins and in conference wins with 18. In addition Forgey was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year and Jordan Carter was named the Pitcher of the Year. Fritz Hamburg won Coach of the Year honors.
The Owls ended their season with a 15 – 32 record. The final game in the 87 year history of the program will go down in the record books as a 9 – 4 win over the 7th seeded Huskies of Connecticut. Houston advanced from the pool to the championship round.
Temple third baseman Frank D’Agostino hit two home runs to propel the team to victory. His first of the game in the third inning to give Temple the lead. In the 4th inning D’Agostino hit a 3-run homer to right to give Owls their final runs of the game, season, and program. Ryan Kuehn was the winning pitcher going 5 innings giving up 2 runs and 3 hits.