St. John's baseball keeps winning at home and sweeps Georgetown

The rampaging Red Storm scored 34 runs in three games.

The St. John's baseball team finished their three-game series with Georgetown in a big way Sunday afternoon.

The Red Storm belted a season-high 22 hits en route to a 15-5 victory to completed a sweep against the Hoyas to extend their winning streak to seven games. St. John's (27-14, 7-2) won the opener Friday, 7-6, and then beat Georgetown 12-4 on Saturday.

Seven players finished with multi-hit games Sunday as Alex Caruso and Bret Dennis led the way with four hits each. Caruso went 4-for-6 with three runs scored while Dennis also was 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Chris Kalica (6-1) secured the win while allowing three runs, two earned, in 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.

St. John's scored four runs in each of the first two innings Sunday. The Red Storm scored all four of their runs in the first inning on extra-base hits. Robert Wayman hit a two-run single in the second inning as the route was on.

In Friday's game, James Lomangino took a no-hitter in the seventh inning when the Hoyas exploded for five runs to take a 6-5 lead. But St. John's responded immediately in the bottom of the inning with two runs.

Zach Lauricella tied the game with a solo home run over the left field wall. Robbie Knightes and Tyler Sanchez followed with back-to-back singles. They advanced a base when Caruso laid down a sacrifice bunt. Dennis brought home the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Joe Kuzia pitched 1.2 scoreless inning to record his eighth save of the year.

Lauricella finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBI while Matt Harris was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Harris and Lauricella continued to provide an offensive punch in Saturday's win for St. John's baseball. The duo combined for seven RBI as St. John's used a six-run sixth inning to rout the Hoyas.

Harris finished 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored while Lauricella went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs.

St. John's built a 6-1 lead after two innings. The Red Storm scored four runs in the first inning. Harris and Lauricella each had RBI singles in the frame.

Ryan McCormick (6-1) earned the win. He allowed four runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks in six innings.

St. John's plays two home games this week against Princeton and Iona before heading to Cincinnati this weekend for a three-game series with Xavier.

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