The Saints struck early in the contest, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning to give starter, Caleb Copeland, a comfortable lead for the next eight innings. The inning started with Craig Brisson lining a double to left, followed by a walk to Andre Airich. Josh Tate then sacrificed both runners over, with a bunt to the pitcher for the first out. The next two batters, Justin Rickett (intentional) and Creston Warner, were both walked to drive in the first run of the game. Anders Oster kept the inning alive when he singled through the left side to plate Airich and Rickett for a 3-0 lead. Freshman Brad Hall then hit a sacrifice fly to plate Warner for the final run of the inning.
The Saints added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Airich doubled to left to score Brisson to put the Saints up 8-6.
Caleb Copeland (2-3) went six innings, allowing five runs off of seven hits. Ironically, none of the runs that Copeland allowed were earned on the night. He struck out three, while not yielding a walk. Lussi recorded his first save of the season with two innings of relief.Devin Vance suffered the loss for