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NJAC Softball: Rowan Played New Jersey City, Wins Both Games
Richard F. Dunham, 29, of Pemberton

Rowan over Stockton, 11-8; Coach Dickinson Chalks Up 600th Victory

GLASSBORO, NJ – Triples by Tyler Cannon and Phil Sedalis provided the runs needed for #21 Rowan to rally for an 11-8 win over Stockton in NJAC baseball action that was stopped in the seventh inning due to rain and field conditions. The win is the Profs’ fifth straight as they head into the final weekend of the regular season.  


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The victory also gave Rowan head coach Mike Dickson the 600th win in his 18-year coaching career, which includes nine seasons at Rowan College at Gloucester County and then nine at the University. His career mark now stands at 600-188.  


Cannon and Sedalis both drove in three runs for Rowan (27-10; 12-4 NJAC), while Jason Morgan went 4-for-4, scoring three times.  Chris Serrano went 2-for-2 and crossed the plate twice, as did Brian Gallante.  


Reliever Christian Bascunan (2-2) picked up the win as he worked the fifth inning as Rowan used six pitchers in the game. Dylan Maria, the Profs’ DH, went to the mound in the sixth with Rowan ahead 8-7, and kept Stockton scoreless with two runners on.  


With the Profs trailing 6-1 in the fourth inning, Morgan singled, and Pat Defeciani and Gallante each walked, setting the stage for a bases-loaded triple by Cannon, cutting the deficit to 6-5.  


After Stockton (20-18; 6-10) added a run in the fifth, Morgan doubled, Chris Serrano singled and Gallante drove in one run with a single, bringing the Profs within 7-6. Sedalis then hit his school-record eighth triple of the year to drive in Gallante and Serrano and give Rowan the lead, 8-7.  


With the rain intensifying, the Profs added insurance runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Serrano, and when Gallante reached on a Stockton error in the outfield, it allowed Serrano and Defeciani to score and up the lead to 11-7.  


Stockton was able to get one run back in the top of the seventh, with the game being called prior to Rowan’s half of the inning.  


Stockton took the early 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run single from Cooper Fiore, with Rowan getting one back as Anthony Schooley doubled home Cannon.  


The Ospreys built up their lead to 6-1 with two runs each in both the third and fourth innings, totaling four hits and taking advantage of two Rowan errors.  


Rowan is scheduled to play a doubleheader at Kean on Saturday with the NJAC regular-season title on the line.The weather forecast could cause a change in the schedule, but updates will be posted to and Rowan Athletics’ social media accounts.