The 2012 Atlantic 10 baseball tournament kicked off on Wednesday, featuring an upset in the second game of the day. Saint Joseph's, the sixth seed, beat No. 3 Rhode Island in the second game of the day. Rhode Island then beat Massachusetts with a late inning rally in the elimination game to keep their tournament hopes alive.
No. 5 Richmond beat No. 4 Massachusetts in the first game of the day by a score of 9-5. Designated hitter Jacob Mayers hit a three-run shot in the first to give the Spiders and early lead. Mayers finished the game with four RBI on three hits.
In the second game of the day, Hawks pitched Alex Pracher pitched a complete game shutout in the 3-0 win. He struck out five and walked four while allowing just five hits. This was the first ever Atlantic 10 baseball tournament appearance for Saint Joseph's.
In the elimination game, Rhode Island scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth when Dan Haverstick belted a two-run homer to give them a 6-5 lead over UMass.