Rowan Softball IS Back! Winning Both NJAC Games Against Montclair Today; Return To Action on Tuesday
GLASSBORO, NJ -- #16 Rowan took down Montclair State in a NJAC Doubleheader winning both games on Saturday with an identical 3-0 score in each contest.
Emily August notched her third game this season and fourth in her career with 10 or more strikeouts as the senior served up a dozen K's on just four hits and a walk. August moves to 11-4 on the year.
Devyn DiPasquale got the home team on the board in the second with a two-out triple just inside the right-field line to plate Breanna Bryant.
In the top of the third, the Red Hawks looked to answer by getting runners on the corners with two outs, however, a fielder's choice to second base halted the chance.
The Profs then got a big two-out, two-run double off the bat of Grace Shukaitis in the fourth, scoring DiPasquale and pinch-runner Gabbie Fonollosa for a 3-0 lead.
Both Shukaitis and DiPasquale had two hits apiece while Bryant and Morgan Zane each added a double.
Zane knocked in a pair of runs as Rowan etched runs in the final three innings to complete the sweep.
A leadoff double from McKenzie Melvin in the fourth led to Zane's first RBI, a single to left to go ahead, 1-0. Shukaitis had another two-out RBI double, this time coming in the fifth to knock in pinch-runner Sarah Brosman to make it 2-0.
Again, Montclair threatened, loading the bases in the sixth, but starter Rylee Lutz induced a foul out to first base end of the frame.
Liz McCaffery led off the sixth with a triple to the gap in the right-center. Zane followed with a single up the middle to trot home McCaffery for a three-run lead.
Lutz scattered five hits with three K's and three walks to improve to 11-1 on the season.
Rowan returns to action on Tuesday as Richard Stockton visits in an NJAC Doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.