Xavier Rallies For 5-4 Win Over Charlotte
March 31, 2012
CINCINNATI -- Xavier topped Charlotte 5-4 to move to 2-0 in the Atlantic 10 and 11-15 overall on the season. XU rallied in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win on a pinch-hit RBI single by redshirt-sophomore Vinny Nittoli.
Redshirt-junior Alex Vice earned the win in one inning of relief while junior Seth Willoughby posted his fifth save of the season. Junior starter Jon Richard pitched seven innings of four-run baseball in the non-decision.
Xavier tied the game at four in the bottom of the sixth two-RBI double by Mark Elwell that plated Mitch Elliott and Brian Bruening. Elwell's two RBI led the Musketeers while Bruening went 2-for-4 at the plate with one run. Elliott went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs on the day.
The Musketeers will look to sweep the series Sunday at 12 p.m. at Hayden Field.