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Rowan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Salisbury

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SALISBURY, MD - The 9th-ranked Rowan baseball team split a doubleheader with #7 Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, dropping the first game, 4-3, but coming back to win the second, 6-2.


In the second game, Alex Kokos went 3-for-5 with three RBI while Ryan Murphy was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Ryan McIsaac was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Jason Bobiak went 2-for-4 as Rowan handed Salisbury (3-1) its first loss of the year. 


Bobiak got the Profs started with a two-run single in the third and Rowan (2-1) went up 3-0 in the fifth when Kokos drove in McIsaac with a single. Salisbury got one run in the fifth but Rowan answered with another in the seventh when a double by Kokos scored Nick Schooley. 


Salisbury scored one run in the seventh but the Profs added a run each in the eighth and ninth innings to close out the game. Murphy hit his second home run in three games and Kokos had another RBI single. 


Zach Listro earned the win in relief, striking out three in three innings as Donald Zellman was the starter for Rowan. 


In the first game, Rowan fell behind, 3-0, and got its first hit in the fifth when Murphy tripled and scored when Eric DeDomenico reached base on an error. The Profs added another run as catcher Jared Marks reached base on a fielder's choice and scored on a double by Ryan Mostrangeli to pull within 3-2. 


Salisbury scored its insurance run in the sixth before Rowan pulled within one as Trip McCaffrey had an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth. 


Murphy was 1-for-4 in the game as the Profs were limited to two hits, as Salisbury's pitchers combined for eight strikeouts.  


Sophomore Eli Atiya was Rowan's starter and struck out three in 3.1 innings. Jean Sapini relieved him in the fourth with Jason O'Neill making his Prof debut in the sixth.