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Rowan Sports Update: Softball Earns Top Seed; Baseball Eliminated; Lacrosse Out of Tournament

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Rowan Softball Earns Top Seed in NCAA Regional at Tufts; Profs to Open Play vs Cabrini

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The 19th-ranked Rowan softball team will take on Cabrini to open play in the 2022 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, as the top-seeded Profs will take part in the Medford, Massachusetts Regional hosted by Tufts University from May 13-15. 

 

Rowan (33-8) will face Cabrini (21-10) on Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. following the game between Tufts (33-9) and Muhlenberg (22-20) at 2 p.m.  The winner of the double-elimination regional will advance to the Super Regionals on May 20-21, while the finals of the NCAA Championship are set for May 26-28 in Salem, VA. 

 

Rowan won the 2022 NJAC Championship and earned the league’s automatic bid to the tournament, to mark the program’s 11th conference title and the first since 2018. The Profs are returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2019, while this represents Rowan’s 10th bid to the NCAA Tournament in the last 11 years that the championship has been held (2020 was canceled).

 

Rowan, which was the top seed in the NJAC Tournament, defeated TCNJ with a 4-3 walk-off win in the one-game championship on Sunday. ​

UNION, NJ – Top-seeded Rowan was eliminated by TCNJ, 9-0, in the NJAC Baseball Tournament today at Kean University. The fourth-ranked Profs (30-8) will now await the NCAA Championship Selection which takes place on Monday, May 16.

 

After four scoreless innings, TCNJ (20-17) struck first in the bottom of the fifth, when Mike Lagravenis reached base on a fielder’s choice, advanced on a Prof error and scored on a single by Jack Haynes. Then with two runners on, Ryan Goodall sent one over the centerfield fence for a three-run homer that gave the Lions a 4-0 lead. 

 

TCNJ and Goodall doubled that lead in the eighth as he hit a grand slam off Profs’ reliever Mike Shannon, putting TCNJ up 8-0. The Lions added another on a sacrifice fly from Michael Schumacher to up the lead to 9-0.

 

Jason O’Neill (7-2) was saddled with the loss for Rowan as he went 6.0 innings. TCNJ starter Ben  Amon (4-4) held the Profs to just three hits in seven innings. 
 
Tyler Cannon was the only Prof with multiple hits as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as Rowan managed only five and stranded eight runners on the day.

 

Rowan lost its first game of the NJAC Tournament to Ramapo, 16-13, on Tuesday afternoon, with the double-elimination tournament resuming today after the weather caused the postponement of the games on Friday and Saturday. 

Rowan Baseball Eliminated in NJAC Championship with 9-0 Loss to TCNJ

UNION, NJ – Top-seeded Rowan was eliminated by TCNJ, 9-0, in the NJAC Baseball Tournament today at Kean University. The fourth-ranked Profs (30-8) will now await the NCAA Championship Selection which takes place on Monday, May 16.

 

After four scoreless innings, TCNJ (20-17) struck first in the bottom of the fifth, when Mike Lagravenis reached base on a fielder’s choice, advanced on a Prof error and scored on a single by Jack Haynes. Then with two runners on, Ryan Goodall sent one over the centerfield fence for a three-run homer that gave the Lions a 4-0 lead. 

 

TCNJ and Goodall doubled that lead in the eighth as he hit a grand slam off Profs’ reliever Mike Shannon, putting TCNJ up 8-0. The Lions added another on a sacrifice fly from Michael Schumacher to up the lead to 9-0.

 

Jason O’Neill (7-2) was saddled with the loss for Rowan as he went 6.0 innings. TCNJ starter Ben  Amon (4-4) held the Profs to just three hits in seven innings. 
 
Tyler Cannon was the only Prof with multiple hits as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as Rowan managed only five and stranded eight runners on the day.

 

Rowan lost its first game of the NJAC Tournament to Ramapo, 16-13, on Tuesday afternoon, with the double-elimination tournament resuming today after the weather caused the postponement of the games on Friday and Saturday. 

Top-seeded TCNJ defeated second-seeded Rowan, 18-3, to win the NJAC Title

EWING, NJ – Top-seeded TCNJ defeated second-seeded Rowan, 18-3, to win the NJAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, ending the Profs’ six-game winning streak. 

The seventh-ranked Lions (15-2) stormed out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back building up a 10-0 lead with 7:10 to play in the second quarter. 

NJAC Rookie of the Year Molly Green got the Profs (10-8) on the board as she took a pass from Shannen Sterner and scored with :22 left. 

Erin Renshaw scored a man-up goal at 11:02 of the third, with the assist from Green, as TCNJ led, 11-2. 

Rowan’s leading scorer Ashley Lechliter netted the final goal of the year with 9:31 left, giving her 47 on the year and 121 in her career.  Senior Elise Cohan had the assist as she ended the season with a career-best 58 points (46 goals, 12 assists). ​

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