#NJCUBB Generate a Victory and Loss in the NJAC


Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

NJCU Baseball faced Stockton University for a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) doubleheader on April 14. The team is currently 15-10 for the regular season and 5-5 in the NJAC.

In Game 1, The Gothic Knights earned zero runs, four hits and three errors. The team made numerous attempts but were unsuccessful to drive in a run. NJCU was held scoreless for the entire game. Nick LoGatto, Mike Ramirez, Mike Albunia and Tom Pulcine were game leaders in hitting while Sean Gibney, Kyle McCabe and Anthony Carfora were game leaders in pitching. LoGatto drove in two hits while Bill Feehan walked four times. The Gothic Knights managed to have a few baserunners and also have a few players left on base by the end of almost every inning. The team loss 0-7 in game one.

In Game 2, the team had a major comeback after a loss in game one. The Gothic Knights collected seven runs, 13 hits and one error.

Winning pitcher Kyle McCabe played for all nine innings and faced 40 batters. He collected 11 hits, three walks, four strikeouts and two earned runs.

Mike Ramirez, Tom Pulcine, Juan Pena and Matt Corsi game leaders in hitting while Jan Castellano, Dan Berardi, Pulcine and Ramirez game leaders in fielding.

In the fifth, Nick LoGatto singled to the middle field which allowed Castellano to score the first run for NJCU. Afterwards, Ramirez singled to left field and Pulcine scored. The Gothic Knights were tied up with Stockton by the end of the fifth.

In the sixth, Pulcine singled through the right side which allowed Corsi to score. When Ramirez singled to left field, LoGatto had advanced to second, but he was out at third base. Pulcine later advanced to third and Castellano scored. The team maintained a two-point lead for three more innings afterwards.

Bill Feehan successfully doubled to left center at the top of the ninth which allowed Berardi and Ramirez to score. Corsi singled to left field and Pena scored. Only two players were left on base and the team maintained a five-point lead by the end of the final inning. The Gothic Knights successfully took a home victory and left the score at 7-2.

The team is scheduled to play St. Joseph’s College on April 17. Stay tuned here and on NJCU Gothic Knights for more information about NJCU Athletics.