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Baseball Defeats Lasalle

Wildcats take early lead and don't look back.

March 15, 1998

In a game originally scheduled to be played at LaSalle, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Explorers, 5-1, at Villanova's McGeehan Field. Due to LaSalle's field being in poor condition, the game was moved to Villanova's home facility.

Villanova jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning. In the opening frame, four of Villanova's first five batters reached base and would all come into score. The big hit of the inning was delivered by freshman catcher Dan Glover who drove in two with a double. Glover, who was two-for-three in the game, would record his third RBI of the afternoon in the bottom of the seventh, with a sacrifice fly scoring second baseman Tom Shank with Villanova's fifth and final run of the contest.

Senior pitcher Drew Baylor had a strong outing for the Wildcats, by going six innings and yielding just one run on two hits and striking out seven. Junior Dan Boublis came on in relief to pitch the final three innings to gain the save. Boublis tallied four strikeouts in his relief stint.

Junior shortstop Pat Kane and junior center fielder Mike Perate had strong games at the plate with each recording two hits and a run scored. Kane also added a double in the win.

Villanova will return to action on Sunday, March 15 when they travel to Wagner College for an afternoon doubleheader.