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SAINT JOSEPH'S BASEBALL SETS NEW SCHOOL RECORD WITH 26TH WIN AS HAWKS TOP SAINT LOUIS, 3-2

May. 10

Mullen Ties Single-Season Record with Eighth Win; Yacabonis Notches 10th Save

ST. LOUIS – The Saint Joseph’s baseball set a new school record on Friday night, winning its 26th game of the season as the Hawks held on for a 3-2 win over Saint Louis at the Billiken Sports Center. Senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) also tied a school record with his eighth victory of the season.

The previous school record for team victories was 25, set in 1995 and matched last season. Mullen pulled into a tie with John Butz and Jed Johnson, who won eight games in 1965 and 1995, respectively.


Billikens starter Alex Alemann held the Hawks hitless through four, but Saint Joseph’s (26-21 overall, 12-7 Atlantic 10) broke through in the fifth, notching two runs on three hits to take a 2-0 lead. Chris Hueth and Greg Kumpel led off the frame with consecutive singles and moved up to second and third on a sacrifice by Lansing Veeder. Anthony Cirillo followed with an RBI single to score Hueth before Quinn Renner brought in Kumpel with a sacrifice groundout of his own.

Alex Kelly led off the bottom of the frame with a home run, his league-leading eighth of the season, to put Saint Louis (31-17 overall, 13-6 Atlantic 10) on the board and cut the Hawk lead to 2-1.

The Hawks extended the lead in the eighth when Brian O’Keefe singled home Collin Forgey, who led off the inning with a single, to make it a two-run game.

The Billikens scored an unearned run in the ninth, but with the tying run on second and a 3-2 count, Jimmy Yacabonis got Grant Nelson, SLU’s leading hitter, to ground out to Cirillo at short to end the game.

Mullen improved to 8-3 on the season, extending his career record for victories to 21. He scattered eight hits and allowed one run, stranding 11 Billikens on base, while walking one and striking out eight in seven innings. Steven Schuler tossed a perfect eighth before Yacabonis closed out the ninth to extend his own single-season saves record to 10.

Alemann fell to 6-5, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. He also notched four strikeouts in seven and a third.

The teams will return to the diamond on Saturday for the middle game of the weekend series. First pitch at the Billiken Sports Center is set for 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
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