Saint Leo, Fla. (March 7, 2007) – The Saint Leo University baseball team (13-6) stretched its winning streak to five games with a pair resounding victories over visiting Saint Rose (1-6) in a non-conference doubleheader at Southard Stadium on Wednesday night.
Senior 1B Eric Spicer (Jacksonville, Fla.) had a huge night for the Lions, going a combined 4-for-9 with 11 RBI, three home runs and five runs scored. Spicer delivered a grand slam and a two-run home run in game one before launching a three-run shot in the second game.
Saint Leo scored in all but one inning during the night, as they won for the 11th time in the last 14 outings.
The Lions pounded out 24 hits and scored 30 runs to take the first game. In addition to Spicer’s two homers, senior SS Jerry Gonzalez (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) also took a pair of offerings out of the park, while Devon Cason (Jr., Tampa, Fla.), Jason Hamm (Fr., Tampa, Fla.) and Matt Prowant (Sr., Dade City, Fla.) each added homers.
The second contest was a little closer with Saint Rose taking an early 3-0 lead. However, the Lions responded by scoring runs in all but the sixth inning of the seven-inning contest to sweep the Golden Knights.
Saint Leo will open its Sunshine State Conference schedule this weekend when the Lions host Nova Southeastern University in a three-game series. The two will meet on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. before playing a Saturday doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.