La Salle Holds Off Xavier 3-1

Brian Bruening knocked in Xavier's lone run at La Salle Saturday.
 
Brian Bruening knocked in Xavier's lone run at La Salle Saturday.
 

May 5, 2012

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Musketeers couldn't get the offense going in a 3-1 loss to La Salle Saturday afternoon. With the defeat, Xavier fell to 23-25 overall and 9-8 in the Atlantic 10 while La Salle improved to 18-27 overall and 5-12 in the A-10.

Jon Richard fell to 4-5 on the season as he was pegged with the loss in 7.2 innings of action. The XU left hander gave up eight hits and struck out four Explorers.

Xavier took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Mitch Elliott led off with a walk. Sophomore Brian Bruening brought Elliott home with a RBI single to the pitcher.

However, that was the only run of the game the Musketeers would muster as La Salle scored twice in the fifth and once in the eighth to take the 3-1 lead.

Xavier and La Salle with play the rubber match Sunday at 12 p.m. A link to live stats is available at GoXavier.com.

 

 

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