GLASSBORO, NJ - Trip McCaffrey and Hunter Wroniuk each went 3-for-4 and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in three runs as Rowan fought back to score a 10-6 win over Stockton in NJAC baseball action today in windy conditions. Rowan extends its winning streak to six and improves to 27-6 on the year and 13-2 in the conference.
Rowan scored six runs in the seventh inning to overcome a 6-4 deficit and earn the victory. Tyler Cannon, Chris Curcio and Patrick Defeciani each had RBI singles, while Mostrangeli delivered the big hit, with a three-run double.
McCaffrey and Wroniuk each had two doubles in the game, while Curcio added three RBI for the Profs.
Starter Eli Atiya went six innings and struck out three while Mike Shannon (5-1) earned the win for his 1.2 innings of work. Closer Christian Bascunan shut down Stockton in the ninth to secure the victory.
Stockton (15-20-1 6-9) struck first and took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single from Thomas Elgrim.
The Profs tied it up in their bottom half on back-to-back doubles by Wroniuk and McCaffrey. McCaffrey then advanced on a passed ball and scored on a ground out by Curcio to put the Profs up 2-0.
Stockton tied it up in the fourth as Dominic Meleo doubled, advanced on an error, and scored on a ground out. The Ospreys added three in the fifth helped by a two-run double from Meleo to go up 5-2.
Rowan responded with two runs as Wroniuk and McCaffrey again teamed up, as the Profs' catcher hit his second double of the day and McCaffrey singled. Both runners moved on a sacrifice bunt by Cannon and Wroniuk crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly from Curcio. Ryan Murphy singled in McCaffrey to bring the Profs within 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth.
The Profs will visit Stockton on Friday afternoon and then host #16, Kean, on Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m.