Pioneer Baseball Notches First Win of 2003
March 4, 2003
HOMESTEAD, FL - Junior first baseman Jamie Schilkowski (Shelton, CT) had his second consecutive three-hit day, and freshman pitcher Rob McKee (Massapequa, NY) hurled four shutout innings of relief to lead Sacred Heart University to a 9-3 win over Detroit-Mercy on the Pioneer's continuing Florida trip Tuesday afternoon.
Detroit-Mercy, now 1-3, got a pair of runs in the second inning off SHU starter Robert Duell on an RBI single by Mike Mitrevski and a run-scoring double by third baseman Mark Moehlig.
The Pioneers would strike back to tie it at 2-2 in the bottom of the third. Joe Santacroce singled with one out and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. A double by catcher Brian Rojee plated a run, and Rojee scored when Schilkowski followed with a single.
Detroit took the lead back with a run in the fourth on a single by Jamey Embree that scored Moehlig, who had doubled. Detroit starter Joel Donlon breezed easily through the fourth and fifth innings to keep his team ahead 3-2.
Jason Lukasik came in to pitch the sixth for UDM and had control problems. He walked two batters after retiring his first hitter. Curtis Lewsey followed with a double to tie the score at 3-3. Andrew Cutrone then dropped down a perfect squeeze bunt to put the Pioneers ahead when the runner scored from third. Santacroce then singled to make it 5-3 SHU.
Lantz would single home two more runs in the seventh, and Marotta also had an RBI single in the inning to put the game away.
McKee came on to start the sixth inning for the Pioneers and allowed just one hit in four innings, striking out three without walking a batter.