GLASSBORO, NJ - Rutgers-Camden scored four runs in the eighth inning to break open a tie game and earn an 8-4 win over #17 Rowan in NJAC baseball action at Rowan Baseball Field. The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for the Profs (9-3; 7-1 NJAC).
The Scarlet Raptors loaded the bases in the eighth and R.J. Concepcion singled to bring in two runs and then Brett Yurgin tripled to bring in two more to secure the win for Rutgers-Camden (6-8; 5-3).
Rowan, which was designated as the away team in this game, put the first runs on the board in the top of the second inning. Ryan Murphy led off with a single and eventually scored on a Rutgers error when Jared Marks reached base. Ryan McIsaac then hit a two-run single to score Marks and Trip McCaffrey, who had been hit by a pitch.
Rutgers-Camden, which is coached by Rowan alum Ryan Kulik, matched the Profs in the bottom of the inning as Billy Eisler hit a three-run double to tie the score, 3-3.
Rowan got the go-ahead run in the sixth as McIsaac scored on a wild pitch. Rutgers countered in the bottom of the inning as Eisler hit his second double of the day to bring in Vazquez and tie the game at 4-4.
McIsaac was 2-for-5 in the game with one run and two RBI and Alex Kokos was 2-for-4 for the Profs, who had defeated Rutgers-Camden, 12-4, on Thursday.
Connor Metelski made the start for Rowan and went five innings, striking out four. Christian Bascunan, who took the loss, came in relief of Metelski and got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth by getting Matt Yanick to foul out to first baseman Eric DiDomenico. Zach Listro entered in the eighth and struck out two in one inning of work.
Stephen Brady picked up the victory in three innings of relief of Jack Murphy for Rutgers-Camden as the pitchers limited the Profs to just six hits. Eisler led the Scarlet Raptors by going 3-for-5 with four RBI and one run scored, while Vazquez was 3-for-3 with three runs.
The Profs will host William Paterson in a doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
UNION, NJ - Senior Ashley Lechliter scored a career-high seven goals to lead Rowan to an 18-5 win over Kean in NJAC women's lacrosse action today. Classmate Dara Hennessy added three goals in the win.
The Profs (2-5; 1-1 NJAC) scored the first four goals of the game, with two from Lechliter. After Kean (2-6; 2-2) tallied its first, Rowan scored five more to own a 9-1 lead at halftime with Julianna Corson and Jamie Cutrera each contributing two goals in the first half.
Rowan continued the scoring to start the second half, with consecutive tallies from Julia Grlica, Hennessy and Shannen Sterner to increase the lead to 12-1.
Kean netted three in a row, but Hennessy scored her second at 17:15 to build the lead to 13-4 and then Lechliter took over, tallying the Profs' next five goals. The final one came with 4:36 remaining to provide the final margin.
"It was such a complete team win. We came out from the start and controlled the momentum of the game," said head coach Lindsay Delaney.
Corson had two goals while Cutrera and Sterner each tallied two and handed out an assist. Grlica had one goal, two assists and a team-high three ground balls, with Elise Cohan chipping in a goal and two assists. Erin Renshaw also added an assist in the win.
Rowan goalkeeper Reilly Shaup made five saves on the day while the Profs outshot the Cougars, 29-16.
The Profs return to action on Tuesday with a trip to Stockton.