Mount Saint Joseph defeated visiting Archbishop Curley 5-4, Wednesday in Irvington, in MIAA A Conference baseball.
Jake Howell picked up the win by throwing four strong innings. Howell gave up a two-run first-inning to Curley’s Trent Gast-Woodard two run home run, but nothing else. St. Joe answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of three walks, a hit batter and a suicide squeeze. Connor Feustle, Zach Putman and Michael McManus walked, before Matt Gibbs was hit by pitch to bring home Feustle. Justin Looney bunted home Zach Putman.
In the fourth, Gibbs singled, Luke Hess singled and Cullen Dillow sacrificed them into scoring position. Nick Torroella’s infield single scored Gibbs as MSJ took the lead. Jack Stilling followed with a double to right center to drive in Hess and Torroella to give the Gaels a 5-2 lead. Curley scored two runs in the sixth to close the score to 5-4.
Feustle closed the door to earn the save. The final out was a deep fly ball of the bat of Gast-Woodard that was caught by Jack Stilling by the fence.