#NJCUBB Face Upset in Doubleheader Against William Paterson

Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

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NJCU Baseball challenged William Paterson University in a doubleheader on April 7. The team is currently 12-7 in the overall season and 3-3 for the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

In Game 1, the Gothic Knights collected one run, six hits and one error. Dan Foley, Jason Rivera, Kyle McCabe, Brandon Kuhl and Chris Bergalowski were on the mound as pitchers. Bill Feehan flied out to center field in the bottom of the sixth and Tom Pulcine scored. Feehan was the only player to receive an RBI while Pulcine was the only player to make a run to home plate.

The Gothic Knights had a few baserunners throughout game one however the team was unable to make a few runs to take the lead. William Paterson maintained a three-point lead until the top of the ninth when the team brought in a number of runs. The game continued until the bottom of the ninth and the Gothic Knights loss 1-10.

In Game 2, the Gothic Knights set out to find redemption after the loss in game one. The team collected three runs, nine hits and three errors. Kyle Kafer and Mike Ramirez were pitchers of game two and both played in four innings. Kafer collected two earned runs, two walks and nine groundouts. He also threw a total of 75 pitches. Ramirez collected zero earned runs, one walk and seven groundouts. He threw a total of 64 pitches.

In the bottom of the second, Ramirez singled up the middle which earned him an RBI and allowed Juan Pena to score. Tom Pulcine singled to left center which allowed Ramirez to score. The Gothic Knights tied the second until William Paterson returned in the third to make another run.

In the eighth, the team attempted to regain composure with a run. Dan Berardi singled up the middle which allowed Nick LoGatto to score. Pulcine, Berardi and Ramirez were the only players to collect an RBI. The game went on until the bottom of the ninth and the Gothic Knights loss 3-4 in game two.

The team is scheduled to play King’s College on April 8. Stay tuned here and on NJCU Gothic Knights for more information about NJCU Athletics.

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