WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 22, 2013) – Junior southpaw Ryan Farabella (Vineland, NJ/Buena Regional) scattered 12 hits in a complete game performance to raise his record to 2-0 and lead the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team over McDaniel College, 5-3, here Friday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.The Scarlet Raptors improve to 10-6 with their third straight win, while the Green Terror falls to 9-6.
Rutgers-Camden scored single runs in the first two innings on a sacrifice fly by sophomore first baseman Connor Hall (Delran, NJ/Delran) and a run-scoring single by senior leftfielder Nicco Esgro (Glassboro, NJ/Glassboro).
Rutgers-Camden tacked on another run in the fifth after junior second baseman Luis Maldonado (Ponce, Puerto Rico/Pennsauken) drew a leadoff walk. He eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by junior designated hitter George Spingler (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester Catholic).
The Green Terror threatened several times over the last four innings, leaving the bases loaded in the sixth and stranding the tying runs in the ninth inning, but only managed a seventh-inning run on a sacrifice fly by junior designated hitter James Chiorello (East Windsor, NJ/Lawrenceville Prep).
The Scarlet Raptors’ 11-hit attack was sparked by junior third baseman Adrian Gonzalez (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken), who went 3-for-3. Haines went 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI.
Maldonado’s 1-for-4 game extended his hitting streak to 10 games, currently the longest on the club.
Farabella walked five and struck out two in his complete game, while stranding 10 runners on base.
Rutgers-Camden concludes its Florida trip with a 9:30 a.m. doubleheader Saturday in Winter Haven against Western Connecticut State University of Danbury, Conn. The Scarlet Raptors are 5-3 in their eight games down south.