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Josephine Schefseck, age 93, of Deptford
College Baseball: St. John’s Holds Off Rutgers, 2-0, in BIG EAST Baseball Action



SANFORD, FL – The Rowan University baseball team defeated Albright College, 16-4 at the Russ Matt Tournament on Friday night.

Rowan has an 11-3 record, while Albright is 5-6. The Profs went 7-1 on their Florida trip. Earlier in the day, Rowan defeated SUNY Plattsburgh, 7-6 in 10 innings.


Left hander Joe Cichy (sr. Vineland, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) picked up his first win on the mound. He threw seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out 11 hitters. Righty Conrad Renner (sr. Howell, NJ/Freehold Twp.) pitched the final two innings and gave up one earned run.


The Profs were led by right fielder John McMullin (jr. Woodbury, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) with five hits (six at bats), four runs scored, one RBI and two doubles. Third baseman Paul Urbanovich (sr. Rutherford, NJ/St. Peter's Prep) added five hits in six trips to the plate, four RBIs, three runs scored and a double. Center fielder Garrett Mull (jr. Chatsworth, NJ/Lenape) went three for six with two RBIs, one run scored and a home run. Designated hitter Matt Johanson (so. Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) chipped in with two hits (three at bats), two RBIs and a home run.


Rowan went ahead 7-0 in the top of the first inning. Second baseman Roland Rodriguez (so. Miami, FL/Miami Killian) scored on a sacrifice fly by Johanson. First baseman Tom Ready (jr. Blenheim, NJ/Triton Reg.) singled in left fielder Keith Evans (so. Audubon, NJ/Audubon) and Urbanovich's single plated Ready. Catcher Robert Fox (sr. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.), McMullin and Urbanovich scored on an error by the third baseman, while shortstop David Lenig (so. Pennsville, NJ/Pennsville) came home on an error by the left fielder.


The Profs added one run in the third and fourth innings. Mull had a solo homer in the third and McMullin scored on a double by Urbanovich in the fourth. In the sixth, Johanson led off with a solo home run. Urbanovich doubled in Ready and Lenig drove in McMullin and Urbanovich with a single. Albright had one run in the sixth and eighth innings to make the score 13-2. Rowan tacked on three runs in the ninth. McMullin's double brought home Evans and Urbanovich singled in McMullin. Urbanovich crossed home plate on a single by Mull. Albright got two runs in the bottom half, but Rowan held on for the win.


Rowan travels to Arcadia University on Monday, March 24 for a 3:30 p.m. game.


         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

Rowan (11-3) 7 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 16 22 2

Albright (5-6) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 6 5


wp – Joe Cichy (1-1)    7 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 11 K, 2 BB

Conrad Renner    2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 H, 2 K, 3 BB


lp – Tim Flannery (1-2)    5 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 11 H, 2 K, 1 BB


extra base hits

Rowan: 2B – John McMullin 2, Paul Urbanovich, David Lenig

    HR – Matt Johanson, Garrett Mull


Albright: 2B – Kyle Wenrich, Jeff Kulp

     HR – Chad Mackey