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2012 Atlantic 10 Baseball Tournament: Richmond Shocks St. Louis, Dayton Wins In 13 Innings Over Saint Joseph's

The 2012 Atlantic 10 Baseball Tournament featured plenty of drama on Thursday, starting with the early game between the top-seeded St. Louis Billikens and the No. 5 Richmond Spiders. Intermittent downpours in New York City delayed the schedule noon start of the game to 3:56 p.m. ET at Houlihan Park. The Spiders came out fired up anyway, upsetting the Billikens, 6-0, on the afternoon. Zak Sterling pitched complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out five.

The start time for the game between No. 2 Dayton Flyers and the No. 6 St. Joseph's Hawks was pushed back to 7:00 p.m. due to the earlier game finishing late. More rain pushed the start even further, all the way to approximately 9:40 p.m. After midnight there still wasn't a winner until Josh Jeffery finally ended the game in the 13th inning with a single down center to score Robby Sunderman and give the Flyers a 4-3 win. The Hawks led 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, but reliever Steven Schuler gave up the game-tying run to send the game to extra innings.

Due to weather issues, the scheduled evening game between No. 3 Rhode Island and the lower-seeded loser of Thursday's earlier games (in this case, St. Joseph's) will be pushed back to Friday.

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