May 29, 2002
Pfutzenreuter Earns a Spot on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Freshman Ryan Pfutzenreuter (Deerfield, Ill.) earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weeky Honor Roll as announced by the conference office this afternoon.
Baseball Closes the Season on a High Note, Tops No. 20 St. John’s, 9-6
Freshman relief pitchers Ryan Pfutzenreuter (Deerfield, Ill.) and Tyler Arella (East Northport, N.Y.) combined to pitch four hitless innings of relief and Villanova (14-33, 5-13 BIG EAST) and the offense mounted a pair of big rallies to overcome No. 20 St. John’s (40-9, 13-5 BIG EAST) by a final score of 9-6 at Jack Kaiser Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The win is the first over a ranked opponent since 2012 for the Wildcats, who closed out the 2017 season on a high note. Villanova overcame deficits of 3-0 and 6-4 in the game, and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.
Villanova Drops Game Two of Conference Series to St. John's, 6-0
The game was scoreless up until the fifth inning when St. John’s (40-8, 13-4 BIG EAST) scored five runs to break open the game on Friday afternoon at Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens, N.Y. The Wildcats (13-33, 4-13 BIG EAST) were able to produce seven hits, while junior Ryan Doty (Rye, N.Y.) was able to control the Red Storm for four innings against an impressive offensive lineup.
Early Burst of Runs Costs Villanova 15-1 Loss to No. 20 St. John's
An early seven run inning helped the St. John’s Red Storm cruise past Villanova in BIG EAST Conference play at Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens N.Y. on Thursday afternoon. Despite the loss, the Wildcats were able to produce one run on ten hits in the 15-1 loss. Sophomore Juan De La Espriella (Westin, Fla.) entered the game in the sixth inning and went two for two on the day.
Weekend Preview: Villanova Heads to St. John's for Conference Finale
The Villanova baseball team will travel to St. John's for the last conference series of the year. This series will also close out the regular season for the Wildcats. St. John's is currently in the top 25 Division I Baseball rankings at number 20.
Bats Break Out, But Villanova Falls 11-5 to Penn State
The bats broke out for the Wildcats (13-31) in the top of the second inning at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park against Penn State (17-35) on Tuesday evening, but Villanova was defeated 11-5. Doug deMarrais (Bernardsville, N.J.) went three for four on the day with one RBI, while freshman Dominic Sarro (North Riverside, Ill.) had two hits and two RBI.
Wildcats No-Hit By Seton Hall, Lose Series Finale 1-0
In the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon, Villanova (13-30, 4-11 BIG EAST) was no-hit by Seton Hall (28-20, 10-8 BIG EAST) right-handed pitcher Zach Prendergast in a 1-0 loss at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth. Earlier in the day, the Pirates tallied a 2-0 victory in the seven-inning opening game of the twin-bill, which marked the Wildcats final home games of the 2017 season.
Wildcats Recognize Graduating Seniors Prior to Doubleheader Opener
After a pregame ceremony recognizing the team’s graduating seniors, it was back to business on the field as Villanova (13-29, 4-10 BIG EAST) hosted a doubleheader against Seton Hall (27-20, 9-8 BIG EAST) at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. In the seven-inning opening game, the Pirates scored single runs in the second and third innings to tally a 2-0 victory. The nightcap began just before 2 p.m.