UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team defeated the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field.
Senior RHP Jacob Mayers (2-0) was nearly unhittable on the afternoon, pitching a complete game to earn the victory. Mayers scattered three hits, allowing just one unearned run while striking out four and issuing no walks.
Still scoreless through the first four innings, the Hawks opened up the scoring in the top of the fifth, plating an unearned run to take a 1-0 lead. In the bottom half, the Spiders loaded the bases with no outs, but were able to score just once on a RBI walk drawn by Forrer. After five complete, the game was tied at 1-1.
The Spiders struck again in the bottom of the seventh, taking a one-run lead. After a leadoff single from Stanley and a sacrifice bunt, Mayers singled to put runners on the corners. Forrer came through again for Richmond, hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Spiders a 2-1 advantage.
The one-run advantage would be more than enough for Mayers, who cruised over the final two innings for the complete-game victory.
After the game on Sunday, the Richmond Spiders team and staff shaved their heads, culminating a season-long fundraising effort with the Vs. Cancer Foundation. As of Sunday afternoon, the team had raised over $6,300 to help pediatric cancer. For more details, please go to RichmondSpiders.com.
The Richmond Spiders will be back on the field on Tuesday, as the team travels to face No. 7-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.