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Wednesday Evening Live: St. Joe's beats Canisius in 8 (with video)

Just walked to the car on a glorious evening at Delaware Park, where there are tons of people enjoying the sun -- and where the St. Joe's baseball team scored six times in the top of the eighth inning to beat rival Canisius, 7-1.

Andrew Kowalski had a huge hit to start the game-winning rally -- a bases-loaded single that gave him two RBIs and scored another run on a throwing error.

More details to come, including video highlights. I filed this report from my phone after shooting video with it during the game. And we'll certainly talk about it during tonight's chat here at 9:30.

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Here's the game-winning hit by Kowalski, which came on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and one out.

There's not too much detail here in the is-what-it-is video -- Canisius tried to catch the runner rounding third but the throw was wild and St. Joe's trotted in with another run. Your cameraman didn't get the wild throw -- but you can see the end result as the Marauders' celebration continues.

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Here are the final two outs of the game. St. Joe's catcher Jeff Bellanca throws out a runner trying to steal and the next pitch is a groundout.

Unfortunately we had to halt our highlight video short there at the end, because a Canisius player picked up a bat, threw it against the fence and dropped a clearly audible profanity while doing it. We're a family newspaper (and a family Web site), so we're not posting it. Obviously that player deserves an F in sportsmanship and conduct on the field.

More to come after the chat.

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Post-game comments from the St. Joe's dugout:

Coach Mariano, a 1970 St. Joe's grad who is retiring after this, his 14th season, summed up what these games mean:

"That's what you're here for," said Mariano. "It's always great to beat them." 

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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