Postgame Notes: Game 3 St. John's-VCU
• The five home runs in this game (four for St. John’s, one for VCU) set a new record for an NCAA contest played at Davenport Field. The previous high was four (2007 Charlottesville Regional – Rutgers vs. Lafayette)
• St. John’s advances to Game 5 at 1 p.m. on Sunday and will face the loser of Game 4 (Virginia vs. Ole Miss). VCU is eliminated with an 0-2 record in the regional.
• This is the second-consecutive time VCU has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by St. John’s. In 2007 (the Rams’ last appearance prior to 2010) in the Myrtle Beach Regional, the Rams fell 5-4 to the Red Storm in an elimination game. The all-time series between the two schools now stands at 9-2 in favor of St. John’s.
• Game Three attendance was 3,593.
Noting St. John’s (41-19)
• The Red Storm, making its 33rd NCAA appearance, improved to 60-58 in all-time NCAA Tournament games
• St. John’s hit four home runs in the contest, including back-to-back-to-back long balls in the first inning (Matt Wessinger-Joe Panik-Jeremy Baltz). It was the second time this season St. John’s hit three-consecutive home runs, also accomplishing the feat at Boston College on May 18.
• With his 22nd home run of the season, freshman Jeremy Baltz continued to build on his single-season school record for home runs. His two RBI also added to his single-season school record 79 RBI. He is also the NCAA’s freshman home runs leader.
• Sophomore Matt Wessinger hit two home runs in the game, the first multi-home run game of his career.
Noting VCU (34-26-1)
• The Rams are 11-20 overall in 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.
• Brent Mikionis hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, his team-leading 11th homer of the season. He also increased his season RBI total to 53.
• With two RBI, Joe Van Meter set the new VCU single-season record (76). With two hits, he also built on his VCU and CAA single-season hits record (108)