ROWAN OVER NEUMANN 12-2
Saturday, March 25, 2023
ASTON, PA – Anthony Schooley had three hits and Pat Defeciani drove in three runs as #11 Rowan defeated Neumann, 12-2, in a game shortened to seven innings due to the 10-run rule. It is the Profs' sixth straight win, improving them to 11-3 on the year.
Schooley went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Defeciani was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI, including two runs scored. The Profs had 13 hits on the day, with Tyler Cannon and Ryan Murphy also picking up two each.
Owning an early 1-0 lead, Rowan scored three runs apiece in three straight innings, starting with the fifth to increase the advantage to 4-0. Jason Morgan led off the fifth with a walk and advanced on a single from Cannon, and eventually scored on a single by Murphy and a Neumann error. Cannon crossed the plate after Dylan Maria was hit by a pitch and Murphy scored on Schooley's single.
The host Knights picked up two runs in the fifth but Rowan answered with three more in the sixth as Defeciani hit a two-run double to score Murphy and Karson Harcourt, and Schooley followed with a single that allowed Defeciani to cross the plate.
Rowan ended the game early with five runs in the seventh starting with a single by Morgan that drove in Phil Sedalis. Murphy clocked a two-run single to bring home Cannon and Morgan, and advanced to second on the throw. Defeciani's second double of the game allowed Murphy to score and Rowan closed out the game when Chris Curcio hit an infield single in which Defeciani scored after an error.
The Profs scored their first run in the second inning thanks to two Neumann errors and a hit batter, with Sedalis scoring on a bases-loaded wild pitch.
Jason O'Neill won his third game by making the start and going 6.0 innings, allowing only five hits and two runs, and striking out three. Jake Reese pitched the final inning and struck out two of the three Neumann batters.
Rowan has a rare weekend off before returning to action at home on Monday, March 27th at Penn State Abington, before returning home to face Swarthmore on March 28th.