CAMDEN, N.J. - Greg Kumpel's two-run blast in the third inning put the Hawks ahead and a two-run double by Kevin Taylor in the seventh helped seal the deal as the Saint Joseph's baseball team earned a 6-2 win over city rival La Salle at Campbell's Field on Tuesday night.
Jordan Carter notched his first career win, tossing four innings of three-hit ball and striking out two while not walking a batter.
Saint Joseph's (16-30) took a 2-0 lead with two away in the second after Kumpel followed a Kevin Kratochwill single with a titanic home run over the wall in left.
The teams traded zeroes until SJU broke things open in the seventh. Quinn Renner led off with a walk and stole second with one out before Mike Coleman singled to right to score the first run of the frame. Coleman then moved up to third on a pair of wild pitches and, after a Kumpel walk, Taylor came to the plate with runners at the corners. His ball to the gap landed just out of the reach of a pair of Explorers and cleared the bases. The Hawk first baseman then moved up to third on another wild pitch before Joe Cook singled down the right field line to score Taylor and extend the lead to 6-0.