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AUBURNDALE, FL – The Rowan University baseball team defeated UMass Boston, 9-3 on Sunday afternoon. It was the Profs’ third game on their spring break trip.
The Profs are 8-2 overall and the Beacons have a 1-4 record. Catcher Conner Grant (jr. Shewsbury, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), right fielder Eric Sellitto (jr. Medford, NJ/Shawnee) and shortstop Ryan Williams (so. Southampton, NJ/Seneca) all contributed with two RBIs. Sellitto scored two runs while Grant and Williams had one apiece. Center fielder Eric Perez (jr. Fords, NJ/Woodbride) was three for four at the plate with one run scored.
Second baseman Mark Benak (jr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) chipped in with two hits and scored one run. Third baseman Kevin McMenamin (so. Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) and left fielder Rich Powelson (so. Shamong, NJ/Seneca) each added one hit, one RBI and one run scored. Designated hitter Rich Fagan (sr. Nutley, NJ/St. Benedict’s) produced two hits and first baseman Sean Kelly (sr. North Bergen, NJ/North Bergen) scored one run.
Right-hander Dylan Johannink (so. Medford Lakes, NJ/Shawnee) was the winning pitcher. In five innings, he (1-0) scattered four hits and gave up one earned run. Righty Kurtis White took the loss. He allowed seven hits in 4.1 innings and four runs, two were earned.
Beacons’ catcher Todd Ezold registered two hits in three at bats and one RBI. First baseman/second baseman Matt Consiglio had one hit, one RBI and one run scored. Center fielder Charles LaPaglia was one for three at the plate with one run scored.
The Profs had a 2-0 lead after the first inning. McMenamin drove in Kelly with a single to center field. Sellitto had a base hit up the middle, which scored Grant. UMass Boston had one run in the bottom of the second. Consiglio came home on a double play. Rowan was ahead 4-1 after Grant’s two RBI single in the fourth inning.
The Beacons had two runs in the sixth inning and pulled within one (4-3). Consiglio registered a RBI with a ground out and right fielder Jamill Moquette scored the run. LaPaglia crossed the plate on a single by Ezold. Rowan pulled away with three runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth. Perez and McMenamin both scored on an error in the seventh. Williams posted a double to right center field that sent home Sellitto. In the ninth, Williams singled in Sellitto and Powelson’s base hit scored Williams.
Rowan faces Western New England University on Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. in Winter Haven, FL. The game will be played at Chain of Lakes Stadium.
Johnson, Tamburrino fuel Raptors' win
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 17, 2013) – The Rutgers University-Camden softball team had a two-week layoff before finally returning to action in the first game of its spring trip here Sunday morning.
The Scarlet Raptors didn’t skip a beat.
Senior pitcher Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional) tossed a three-hitter and senior catcher Christina Tamburrino (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) went 3-for-4 to power the Scarlet Raptors over Morrisville State College, 6-1, at the Snowbird Invitational.
The Scarlet Raptors, who hadn’t played since splitting a doubleheader against Wilkes University on March 3, scored four unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning to blow open the game and raise their record to 4-3.
The Mustangs fall to 0-3.
Johnson allowed only one unearned run in the second inning while raising her record to 3-1. Junior shortstop Eileen Farrell (Johnsonville, NY/Hoosic Valley) hit a two-out RBI single to plate senior first baseman Kayla Walker (Oneida, NY/Oneida), who had reached on a leadoff error. Johnson allowed only two other singles the rest of the way, walked two and struck out seven.
That run gave Morrisville a 1-0 lead, but the Raptors tied the game in the top of the fourth off junior pitcher Jenna D’Ercole (Highland, NY/Highland).With one out, the Raptors loaded the bases on three straight walks before senior centerfielder Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City)delivered a sacrifice fly to left.
Rutgers-Camden took the lead for good in the fifth when freshman designated player Sam Shockey (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) drew a two-out walk and was replaced by freshman pinch-runner Steph Carfagno (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West). Carfagno stole second and came around to score on a pair of passed balls.
With one out in the sixth inning, the Scarlet Raptors loaded the bases when freshman leftfielder Lindsay Day (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) was hit by a pitch, Leafey walked and Tamburrino singled. An infield error plated one run and senior shortstop Courtney Ray (Gloucester City, NJ/Miami Palmetto, FL) added a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-1 game. Shockey singled home another run and freshman third baseman Katie Larson (Delran, NJ/Delran) capped the frame with a run-scoring double.
Tamburrino had half of the Scarlet Raptors’ six hits, while also being hit by a pitch, scoring one run and adding a pair of stolen bases.
Farrell went 2-for-3 and drove home the lone run for the Mustangs.
D’Ercole worked six innings in taking the loss. She allowed six hits and eight runs, while striking out four. Only one of her six runs was earned.
Later in the day, Rutgers-Camden played a game against Brookdale Community College, a contest that doesn’t count on the NCAA records since Brookdale isn’t a four-year institution. The Raptors won, 4-2, courtesy of a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning by junior Gabby Colon (Buena, NJ/Buena Regional).
The Scarlet Raptors resume play at the Snowbird Invitational on Monday, when they face Southern Vermont College in a 9 a.m.
KISSIMMEE, FL – The Rowan University softball team won two games at the Rebel Spring Games on Sunday. The Profs defeated Otterbein University (OH), 4-2 and Augsburg College (MN), 9-0 in five innings.
The softball team is 7-3 on the season. Against Otterbein, right-hander LeAnne Miller (sr. Vineland, NJ/Vineland) was the winning pitcher. In six innings, she (4-2) scattered six hits and gave up one earned run. Miller struck out four batters. The losing pitcher was Natalie Zwicker in relief. She allowed four hits and two earned runs in five innings.
First baseman Stephanie Labas (sr. Millville, NJ/Millville) was one for two with a two-run homer. Right fielder Katie Bussman (so. Brick, NJ/Monsignor Donovan) contributed with one hit (four at bats) and one RBI. Catcher Meagan Lee (jr. Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) was one for three at the plate with a double, one RBI and one run scored.
Pinch hitter Krysti Maronski (jr. Woodbury Heights, NJ/GCIT), third baseman Jess Phillips (so. Woolwich, NJ/Kingsway Reg.) and left fielder Jennifer Arcella (jr. Hillsdale, NJ/Pascack Valley) all added one hit. Shortstop Shilah Snead (fr. Malaga, NJ/Delsea Reg.) and pinch runner Christina Lee (fr. Galloway, NJ/Absegami) both scored one run.
For the Cardinals, second baseman Maggie Zych went two for four with one run scored. First baseman Bryn Allen registered two hits (three at bats) and scored one run. Right fielder Kristen Ramer had one hit in three at bats and one RBI.
The Profs had a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Snead led off with a walk. Meagan Lee knocked in Snead with a double. Bussman reached base on a fielder’s choice, scoring Meagan Lee. Otterbein tied the score in the bottom of the sixth. Third baseman Brooke Albright had a sacrifice fly that brought home Zych. Allen scored on Ramer’s single. Rowan won the game with Labas’ home run in the top of the seventh inning. With one out, Meagan Lee walked and was replaced by Christina Lee. Labas recorded her third homer on the season.
Maronski posted the win on the mound versus Augsburg. She (2-1) only allowed one hit in three innings and had five strikeouts. Left-hander Olivia Boerschinger took the loss. She allowed seven hits and seven runs, five were earned.
Designated player Ashley DeYoung (fr. Oakland, NJ/Indian Hills) led Rowan with three hits in three at bats and three RBIs. Labas chipped in with two hits (three at bats), two RBIs and one run scored. Meagan Lee went one for three with one RBI and one run scored.
Snead produced one hit, one RBI and two scored runs. Arcella tallied one hit (two at bats), one RBI and two runs scored. Center fielder Shannon Costello (so. East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) was one for one at the plate and scored two runs.
On Tuesday, March 19, Rowan faces Springfield College (MA) at 9 a.m. and Utica College (NY) at 1 p.m.