Haberern Ninth-Inning Grand Slam Lifts Colonials Over Hawks, 4-2
May 15, 2009
CAMDEN, NJ - It was the final start in the distinguished career of Pat Lehman, but fellow senior Andrew Haberern turned out to be the hero. Haberern pinch hit in the ninth inning and lifted the previously scoreless Colonials to a 4-2 victory over the Saint Joseph's Hawks. It lifted the Colonials record to 21-33 on the season and their A-10 conference record to 10-15.
Lehman also threw a complete game in his final start, allowing two earned runs and striking out four. It gave the Fair Lawn, NJ native 105 innings pitched on the season and 89 strikeouts, which are both career-high's.
The game was not going the Colonials way until the ninth inning when Sean Rockey began the two-out rally by getting hit by a pitch and moving to second on a single by senior Tim Reeves. Sophomore Brendon Kelliher was also hit by a pitch, which set the stage for Haberern who hit a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left-center to give the Colonials their first lead of the day.
The Hawks (16-29, 9-16 A-10) were led by starter Randy Mower, who allowed three hits and struck out six in his seven innings of work. He was lifted by Justin Trudell, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Chris Hildreth in the ninth inning, who gave up the grand slam.
The Colonials will complete their season on Saturday as they face the same Hawks team in a 1:00 p.m. contest. Sophomore Eric Cantrell is the scheduled starter for the Colonials and the Hawks are expected to start right-hander A.J. Holland.
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