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Rowan Sweeps New Jersey City, Earns 5th Seed in Upcoming NJAC; Cannon Breaks Record

GLASSBORO, NJ – Senior Tyler Cannon (Clayton, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) set the school record for doubles in a career and Jason Morgan had two doubles and two triples on the day as #19 Rowan swept New Jersey City by scores of 19-3 and 18-2, to close out the regular season on "Senior Day". The Profs (24-11; 8-10 NJAC) earn the fifth seed in this week's NJAC Championship and will travel to second-seeded Kean on Tuesday, for a first-round game.
Cannon hit two doubles in the second game, which gave him 57, breaking the Rowan career record of 56, which was set by Hall of Famer Mike Rucci (2002-05).
The Profs totaled 38 hits and 37 runs in the doubleheader. Morgan, Karson Harcourt, and Marco Mannino had five hits apiece while Cannon had eight RBI, Harcourt had seven and Morgan and Phil Sedalis drove in five runs each.
Prior to the game, Rowan honored its seniors – Tyler CannonMatt ChoiPat DefecianiDylan MariaAnthony SchooleyMike Shannon and Thomas Sullivan.
Game 1
The Profs broke open a 1-1 tie by scoring 10 runs in the third inning.  Sedalis homered with one out in the inning and later hit a two-run triple to give the Profs a 9-1 lead. Rowan also got a two-run single from Harcourt, and Morgan drove in three runs, first with an RBI single and then a two-run double.
Rowan added three more in the fifth to go up, 14-1. Morgan had a two-run triple and Harcourt drove in another with a single. The Profs kept going in the seventh as Morgan hit his second straight triple, Harcourt had another RBI single and Sedalis drove in one with a single to take an 18-1 lead.
The Profs closed it out with one more in the eighth as Morgan reached base on a walk, advanced to third on Luke Bickunas' single and scored on a balk.
Zach Coluccio (5-1) went 6.0 innings to earn the win and struck out six. Mark Grubb threw 2.2 strong innings, recording the first four strikeouts of his career, with Jayson Dougherty closing out the game with a strikeout.
Morgan was 4-for-5 with four runs and four RBI and Harcourt was 3-for-4 with four RBI. Sedalis, Mannino and Schooley had three hits apiece, with Sedalis driving in four runs. Defeciani went 2-for-4 and scored three runs.
Game 2
It was more of the same in the nightcap as the Profs scored eight runs in the second inning. Schooley hit an RBI double, followed by a three-run homer from Cannon. Morgan doubled in a run and then Harcourt connected on a three-run home run of his own, with Sedalis driving in the final run.
Mannino drove in one in the fourth as the Profs led 11-0 before NJCU got one run in the fifth.
The Profs followed with a sacrifice fly from Defeciani to score Cannon in the fifth and then added five more in the sixth inning. Kevin Stewart had an RBI single and Cannon cleared the bases with a three-run double that broke the school record. Maria reached on an error to bring home Cannon.
In the seventh, Jonathan Porcelli recorded the first hit of his career, an RBI double which gave Rowan an 18-1 lead before NJCU added two runs in the ninth. Anthony Pallone notched his first career hit, also a double.
Thomas Sullivan (3-1) earned the victory in 6.0 innings with Brayden Davis, Maria and Sean Colbert each seeing an inning of work to close it out.