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Rowan sweeps Rutgers-Camden on Scarlet Raptors’ Senior Day



Senior Day (small)
The doubleheader was the last home date for the Scarlet Raptors, who celebrated Senior Day by honoring seven players: Kaitlyn Gaskill (Pennsville, NJ/Pennsville Memorial), Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional), Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City), Danielle Meng (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken), Courtney Ray (Gloucester City, NJ/Miami Palmetto, FL), Brittany Sullivan (West Deptford, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) and Christina Tamburrino (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown).


CAMDEN, N.J. (April 23, 2013) – The nationally-ranked Rowan University softball team rallied from a five-run deficit in the opening game and tossed a two-hit shutout in an abbreviated second game as it swept Rutgers University-Camden, 10-5 and 10-0 in five innings, here Tuesday to move into first place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference race.

Rowan, ranked No. 11 nationally in Division III, improves to 34-4 overall and 15-1 in the NJAC. The Profs, who entered the day tied for first place in the conference with Montclair State, moved into sole possession of the top spot when the Red Hawks split a NJAC doubleheader against William Paterson University.

Rowan, which has won 10 straight games and 30 of its last 31, hosts Montclair State Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final regular-season NJAC doubleheader for both teams.

Rutgers-Camden, meanwhile, falls to 19-18 overall and 2-14 in conference play heading into its season-ending doubleheader at Rutgers-Newark at 1 p.m.  Saturday.

Game 1
Rowan 10, Rutgers-Camden 5

The game started out on a high note for the Scarlet Raptors, who scored five runs in the first inning off of Rowan senior ace LeAnne Miller (Vineland, NJ/Vineland). Leafey opened with a single and moved all the way to third when freshman second baseman Cait Eltzholtz (Bellmawr, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) dropped down a sacrifice and race to second on an infield throwing error. After a fielder’s choice caught Leafey at the plate, Gaskill doubled home Eltzholtz and freshman third baseman Katie Larson (Delran, NJ/Delran) added a two-run single to right. Ray followed with a two-run home run, her fourth of the season, making it a 5-0 game. Her run was the last one the Scarlet Raptors scored in the doubleheader.
Katie Larson...2-for-4 in first game
Rowan cut the gap to 5-2 in the third inning when junior leftfielder Jennifer Arcella (Hillsdale, NJ/Pascack Valley) singled and scored ahead of a home run by freshman designated player Ashley DeYoung (Oakland, NJ/Indian Hills). 

The Profs took the lead for good with a five-run fourth, featuring a walk, two errors and three hits, capped by the 30th career home run by senior first baseman Stephanie Labas (Millville, NJ/Millville). 

Rowan added one run in the fifth and two in the sixth to help freshman relief pitcher Allison Nolan (Middletown, NJ/Middletown South) pick up the win. Nolan (2-0) worked 4-2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out two.

Johnson (11-8) took the loss for the Raptors, allowing 11 hits and 10 runs (only four earned) in 5-2/3 innings. She walked five and didn’t strike out a batter. 
Labas, DeYoung, junior catcher Meagan Lee (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) and sophomore centerfielderShannon Costello (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) had two hits apiece for the Profs.

Larson and Ray both went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs for the Scarlet Raptors.

Game 2
Rowan 10, Rutgers-Camden 0 (5 innings)

The Profs didn’t waste any time scoring in the second game, getting a run in the first on a solo home run by Labas, who tied her single-season program record of 11 homers, set last season.
Brittany Sullivan...third-inning single
Rowan added three more runs in the second inning on five hits, including a two-run single by Arcella, and one error. The Profs tacked on two runs in the fourth and closed out their scoring with a four-run fifth to put the eight-run mercy rule in effect. Labas had a two-run single in the final inning and finished the game 2-for-3 with one run and three RBIs. AChristina Tamburrino...fifth-inning double, one of her two hits in doubleheaderrcella, meanwhile, went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.

Sophomore second baseman Alysa Romero (Newfield, NJ/Vineland) and sophomore third baseman Jess Phillips (Woolwich, NJ/Kingsway Regional) both went 2-for-3, with Romero scoring a run and adding one RBI, while Phillips scored twice.

While the Profs were collecting 15 hits, Rutgers-Camden managed only two off the combination of pitchers Krysti Maronski (Woodbury Heights, NJ/Gloucester County Institute of Technology) and Beth Ann Hyland (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick). Sullivan had a third-inning single and Tamburrino doubled to open the fifth inning. 

Maronski (12-1) worked three innings, walking two and allowing one hit. She struck out one. Hyland closed the game with two shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk. She also struck out one.

Freshman Sam Shockey (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) took the loss for the Raptors, allowing seven hits, one walk and four earned runs in her two-inning start. Shockey (7-8) struck out one.