Stockton OSPREYS Update for the week of March 24
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
BASEBALL TEAM WINS FIVE STRAIGHT IN COCOA BEACH
(March 18) The Stockton baseball team swept a doubleheader from Medaille (NY) by scores of 8-1 and 14-7 in Cocoa Beach. Matt Allen (Salem/Woodstown) led the Ospreys by going 4-6 with a double, home run and five RBI in the twinbill. Stockton batters slugged five home runs in the doubleheader.
In the opener, Scott Fisher (Toms River/TR East) went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI while Allen was 2-3 with a double and two RBI. Winning pitcher Joe Mihalyi (Hamilton/Nottingham) tossed a complete game and allowed one run on eight hits with four strikeouts. The Ospreys broke the game open with four runs in the fifth inning on their way to the 8-1 victory.
Stockton plated six runs in the top of the first inning of the nightcap. After Medaille responded with two runs, the Ospreys scored three more times in the top of the second for a 9-2 lead on their way to the 14-7 win. Allen and Jeff Lundell (Henderson, NV/Kentridge (WA)) each went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI. Craig Rich (Hamilton/Steinert) and Joe Sacerdote (Deptford/Gloucester Catholic) also blasted home runs in the game.
(March 20) Stockton scored five runs in the final three innings and defeated Bridgewater State 6-3 in Cocoa Beach. Jeff Lundell and Matt Allen each went 2-5 with a double. Eddie Ortiz (Vineland/Vineland) was 2-4 with two runs scored. Winning pitcher Scott Fisher fanned 14 batters and scattered eight hits in eight innings. John O’Hara (Clayton/Gloucester Catholic) pitched a scoreless ninth frame for the save.
Stockton took a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Lundell in the top of the first, but Bridgewater State responded with three runs in the bottom half for a 3-1 lead. In the seventh inning, the Ospreys capitalized on three Bridgewater State errors and scored three runs to go ahead 4-3. Joe Sacerdote and Ortiz both singled and scored in the eighth inning as Stockton added two insurance runs on its way to the 6-3 triumph.
(March 21) Stockton concluded its week-long stay in Cocoa Beach with a doubleheader sweep of Penn College by scores of 11-1 and 6-3. The victories extended Stockton’s winning streak to five games and completed the team’s successful trip to Florida with an 8-1 record. The Ospreys also improved to 12-3 overall as they return to campus and resume play for the bulk of their schedule.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
BASEBALL: Matt Allen (Salem/Woodstown) went 4-6 with a double, home run and five RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Medaille. Allen also was 2-5 with a double in a 6-3 win over Bridgewater State.
LACROSSE: Keith Bologno (Glen Gardner/Voorhees) totaled 11 points on five goals and six assists in two Stockton games last week.
SOFTBALL: Kaitlyn Corica (Iselin/JFK) was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week after posting a 3-1 record with 28 strikeouts and a 0.63 ERA in 22.1 innings pitched last week.
WOMEN’S TENNIS: Jessica Victor (Wyckoff/Ramapo) went undefeated in singles (4-0) and 3-1 in doubles in Stockton’s four matches in Hilton Head last week.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Abad Akhtar (Atlantic City/Atlantic City) was named the NJAC Track Athlete of the Week after placing fourth out of 25 runners in the 1500m run at the Stockton Invitational.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Victoria Barden (Bayville/Central) won the high jump and long jump at the Stockton Invitational, and she was selected the NJAC Rookie of the Week.
Baseball (12-3, 0-0 NJAC)
Stockton 8, Medaille 1
Stockton 14, Medaille 7
Stockton 6, Bridgewater State 3
Stockton 11, Penn College 1
Stockton 6, Penn College 3
Lacrosse (3-3, 0-0 Skyline)
Plymouth State 11, Stockton 7
Stockton 12, Centenary 9
Softball (9-1, 0-0 NJAC)
Stockton 4, Concordia 1
Stockton 6, Fitchburg State 1
Stockton 8, Edgewood 0 (5)
Stockton 7, Salve Regina 3
Stockton 11, UMass-Dartmouth 0 (5)
Western New England 5, Stockton 3
Stockton 9, Carroll 1 (5)
Stockton 8, Worcester State 0 (5)
Women’s Tennis (15-3, 4-1 NJAC)
St. Lawrence 6, Stockton 3
Stockton 9, Westminster 0
Stockton 8, Greenville 1
Stockton 6, Nazareth 3
Track & Field
No team scoring at Stockton Invitational
UPCOMING EVENTS (Home opponents in CAPS)
Wednesday, March 26
Lacrosse @ Lycoming 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 27
Softball vs. STATEN ISLAND 3 pm
Baseball vs. ROWAN 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 29
Track & Field @ Danny Curran Widener Invitational
Baseball vs. NEW JERSEY CITY (DH) 12 pm
Softball @ Montclair State 1 pm
Lacrosse vs. DESALES 2 pm
Sunday, March 30
Women’s Rowing @ Occoquan Sprints
Tuesday, April 1
Softball @ College of New Jersey 3 pm
Baseball vs. DREW 3:30 pm