Baseball Takes Series Over St. John's With 9-4 Win Sunday

April 19, 2009

Box Score

QUEENS, N.Y. - The University of Cincinnati baseball team used seven runs in the first four innings to knock off St. John's, 9-4, in the series finale Sunday at Jack Kaiser Stadium. UC evens its record at 18-18 (7-8 BIG EAST) while the Red Storm fall to 20-14 (9-6).

Lance Durham was 4-for-5 with two RBI, while Kiley Jones was 3-for-5 with three RBI.

The Bearcats took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. After retiring the first two batters, St. John's starter Kevin Kilpatrick allowed singles to both Durham and Justin Riddell before allowing a bloop RBI single to Jones.

Cincinnati added two runs in the second on four singles. Following back-to-back singles by Chris Peters and Jimmy Jacquot, Kilpatrick walked T.J. Jones to load the bases. Consecutive RBI singles by Mike Spina and Durham gave the Bearcats a 3-0 lead.

A lead-off walk to Peters opened up a four-run fourth inning. After Kilpatrick induced a fly out, Peters moved up to second on a groundout. Kilpatrick then intentionally walked Spina before allowing an RBI single to Durham. The RBI single would end the day for Kilpatrick as Stephen Rivera entered the game. Riddell greeted the reliever with an RBI single before a Jones RBI double made it a 7-0 game.

The Bearcats added two more runs in the seventh to take a 9-0 advantage. After retiring the first batter, Rivera allowed three-consecutive singles. T.J. Jones had the third single, an RBI single into right field. Spina added a sacrifice fly before a groundout ended the inning.

Michael Hill (2-3) earned the win for UC, giving up a pair of runs in 7.0 innings.