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No. 22 Baseball Drops Pair of Games at Host No. 17 Rowan

GLASSBORO, N.J. – In a clash between the top two teams in the league standings, the No. 22 William Paterson baseball team (16-5, 7-3 NJAC) dropped a pair of games to host No. 17 Rowan (11-3, 9-1 NJAC), 6-0 and 8-3, April 17.

GAME ONE
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • A triple and double plated one Prof run during the bottom of the first inning.
  • Rowan made it 2-0 in the fourth with a base hit, sacrifice bunt, wild pitch and double.
  • A wild pitch and two-run double made it a 5-0 game during the home half of the seventh.
  • Two hit by pitches and a run-scoring single finished the scoring in the eighth.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Senior catcher Dylan Habeeb (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) and senior first baseman Carson Weis (River Vale, N.J./Pascack Valley Regional) were both 2-for-4.
  • Senior Jason Palmeri (Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock) gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks, striking out six in 6.2 innings as the starter (3-2).
  • Junior Dan Carter (Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield) retired the one batter he faced, and senior Jason Rivera (Clifton, N.J./Clifton) gave up a hit and a run with one strikeout during 1.0 inning of action.

GAME TWO
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • A single and triple handed Rowan a 1-0 first-inning edge.
  • The Pioneers took a 2-1 lead in the third with a two-out Habeeb base hit, a run-scoring double by junior designated hitter Steve Yelin (River Edge, N.J./River Dell Regional) and an RBI-double down the right-field line by Weis.
  • The Profs leveled the score at 2-2 with a solo homer to start the home half of the third.
  • Rowan posted two more runs in the sixth with a walk, sac bunt, RBI-single, balk, groundout and base hit.
  • A home run, base hit, RBI-triple and wild pitch made it a 7-2 game during the bottom of the seventh inning, and a sacrifice fly added one more Prof run in the eighth.
  • Junior second baseman Colin Lombardo (Edison, N.J./Edison) singled to shortstop, advanced to second when senior center fielder Steven DiGirolamo (Dumont, N.J./Dumont) walked, and scored when Habeeb sent a base hit to left field in the top of the ninth.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Weis was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI, and Yelin went 2-for-5 while adding a double, RBI and run scored. Habeeb finished 2-for-5 while driving in a run and scoring once.
  • Senior Jack DeFouw (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) tossed the first 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out four (4-1).
  • Senior Zac Polzer (North Haledon, N.J./Passaic County Tech) struck out one while scattering two hits over 0.2 inning, and junior Riley Weis (River Vale, N.J./Pascack Valley Regional) gave up three runs on three hits during 1.0 inning of action. Junior Matt Lawler (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional) worked the final 1.0 inning and surrendered a hit and a run.

UP NEXT:

  • William Paterson plays a single game at Rutgers-Newark Thursday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m.

 

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