RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Joey Cujas knocked in Bill Cullen in the first inning and that's all the offense VCU would need, as the Rams topped St. Joseph's, 1-0, in the two teams' series opener Friday afternoon at the Diamond.
VCU used a big pitching performance from Heath Dwyer, who threw seven scoreless inning, giving up just three hits and no earned runs while striking out six and walking just one. He earned the win an improved to 2-0 on the season. Matt Lees fired two scoreless innings to wrap things up and tallied his second save of the season.
The Rams were playing their first home game since the passing of former head coach Paul Keyes. They'll wear a patch with Keyes' number five on it on their hats throughout the season.
While VCU and St. Joseph's are both members of the Atlantic 10, this series was scheduled prior to the Rams' move to the A-10 from the CAA, so this weekend's series will not be reflected in either team's conference record.
VCU and St. Joseph's continue their series on Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm at the Diamond.