May 29, 2002
Baseball Defeats St. John's in Sunday Finale, 7-6
The Villanova baseball team (16-22, 4-5 BIG EAST) defeated St. John's behind a strong start by senior left-handed pitcher Josh Harris, 1.1 innings from Max Almonte (W, 3-2) and an eight-out save from Chris Haggarty (S, 8).
Baseball Drops Saturday Matinee to St. John's, 10-7
The Villanova baseball team (15-22, 3-5 BIG EAST) dropped its Saturday matinee, 10-7, to St. John's (24-13, 8-2 BIG EAST) as the Red Storm clinched the series. The two squads will close out the series tomorrow, Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. from Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens, N.Y.
Comeback Falls Short as Baseball Falls to St. John's, 7-3
The Villanova baseball team (15-21, 3-4 BIG EAST) dropped game one of a three-game series at Jack Kaiser Stadium to the St. John's Red Storm (23-13, 7-2 BIG EAST) by a final of 7-3 on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats will be back in Queens, N.Y. at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday's Baseball Game Postponed To Next Week By Rain
Wednesday afternoon's baseball game between Villanova and La Salle was postponed due to a rainstorm that hit the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth just before the scheduled first pitch. The game will be made up next Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 3:15 p.m.
Wildcats Fall to Saint Joseph's, 9-8
In the second of three meetings between the teams this season, Villanova (15-20) rallied but could never quite find the equalizer in an 9-8 loss to Saint Joseph's (13-19) at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Tuesday afternoon. A big part of the Wildcats offense came from the 2-3-4 spots in the lineup, which combined for seven hits and five runs scored.
Timely Hitting and Strong Pitching Rallies Wildcats Past Xavier, 4-2, For Series Win
The final game of a three-game series between Villanova (15-19, 3-3 BIG EAST) and Xavier (10-29, 1-8 BIG EAST) was starkly similar to the opening game of the weekend. The host Wildcats scored the winning run in their final turn at the plate, senior reliever Max Almonte (Long Beach, N.Y.) got the win in relief and senior closer Chris Haggarty (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) worked a perfect ninth for the save.
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Wildcats Edged By Xavier, 7-6
Villanova (14-19, 2-3 BIG EAST) scored six unanswered runs in the third and fourth innings but neither team scored again after that as the Wildcats fell by a 7-6 final to Xavier (10-29, 1-7 BIG EAST) in the middle game of a three-game series at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. Villanova faced a 7-0 deficit after the top half of the third inning and nearly came all the way back before the rally stalled in the middle and later innings.
Retamar's Double in Eighth Inning Lifts Wildcats Over Xavier, 4-3
Sophomore catcher Zander Retamar (Boca Raton, Fla.) drove in the game-winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the eighth inning and Villanova (14-18, 2-2 BIG EAST) won the opening game of a three-game series by a 4-3 count over Xavier (9-28, 0-7 BIG EAST) at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday afternoon. After overcoming a 2-0 deficit earlier in the game, the Wildcats snapped a 3-3 tie with Retamar's second hit of the game.