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.
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."
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