Feb. 4, 2007
Moraga, CA- Saint Mary's freshman Anthony Aliotti led the Gaels at the plate and earned the victory on the mound as the newcomer led the Gaels to a 7-5 victory over San Jose State Sunday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. With the win, the Gaels improve to 3-4 on the season.
Aliotti batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and in his first career start, the newcomer allowed eight hits, one earned run and struck out two in six innings.
The Spartans began the game with an unearned run in the first but the Gaels answered back with three in the bottom frame.
The Gaels rallied off three straight hits to start the inning. Senior Eric Cattoni ripped a hit to left and freshman Randy Wells followed that with single to center. Aliotti helped himself out with a RBI single through the left side to plate Cattoni.
In the fourth, Aliotti struck again with a single up the middle to score J.P Musgrove. Sophomore Joel Staples knocked in Wells on a single to right field.
With a 6-4 lead the Saint Mary's young bullpen came in and got the job done. Freshman Scott Schneider allowed an unearned run on three hits while Taylor Stanton was lights out once again in the ninth for his second save.
The two teams combined to rap out 22 hits but also combined for eight errors. Six of the 12 runs were unearned.
Cattoni batted 2-for-3 with two runs, a RBI and swiped his seventh stolen base on the season. Wells batted 1-for-2 with two runs and a RBI while Jensen added a run and a RBI.
Brian Chase led the Spartans with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate and a RBI. John Shaffer batted 2-for-5 with a RBI.
Saint Mary's will embark on its first road trip of the season when it heads to Baton Rouge, LA to face off against No. 31 ranked LSU. The Gaels will open the three-game set against the Bayou Bengals on Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m. ET from Alex Box Stadium.