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May-24-03 Notre Dame Bests Rutgers, 11-3, in BIG EAST Baseball Championship
BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Rutgers University baseball team’s bid for its first BIG EAST Championship since 2000 fell short as Notre Dame outlasted RU, 11-3 in the decisive title game. ND’s victory came just three hours after Rutgers forced a winner-take-all title game with a thrilling 15-11 win that features a six-run ninth inning by the Scarlet Knights. The 2003 Championship ended the same way as the 2002 version – with Notre Dame besting Rutgers in the finale.

May-23-03 Rutgers Falls to Notre Dame 9-3

May-23-03 Rutgers Advances to BIG EAST Championship With 8-7 Win Over WVU
BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Freshman Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) hit a two-run single to cap a five-run fifth inning, as the Scarlet Knights took a 5-4 lead, en route to an 8-7 victory over West Virginia. The victory allows RU to advance in the 2003 BIG EAST Baseball Championship at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. Senior Sean Atchison (Florham Park, NJ) provided 4.2 innings of solid relief work to earn the win for the Scarlet Knights (35-19). The win also marks the 800th victory in the illustrious career of head coach Fred Hill.

May-22-03 Egbert Pitches Rutgers Past VTech, 6-0, in BIG EAST Tourney Opener
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sophomore Jack Egbert (Rutherford, N.J.) threw a complete game six-hitter to pitch top-seeded Rutgers past fourth-seeded Virginia Tech, 6-0, in the opening game of the 2003 BIG EAST Baseball Championship at the Commerce Bank Ballpark.

May-21-03 Four Scarlet Knights Receive All-BIG EAST Honors
SOMERSET, NJ – Four members of the Rutgers baseball team received All-BIG EAST honors, as announced at the league's annual banquet Wednesday evening. Senior designated-hitter Matt Wolski (Hamilton, NJ) and sophomore outfielder Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ) were named first team, sophomore pitcher Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) earned second team honors and senior first baseman Steve Normane (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) was named third team.

May-19-03 Parker Earns BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week Honors
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior lefty Shaun Parker (Westampton, NJ) has earned the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week award in the final week of the season. The award, Parker’s first of the season, is shared with St. John’s Joe Reid. Notre Dame’s Steve Sollman received Player of the Week honors.

May-18-03 Rutgers Closes Regular Season with 5-4 Win over Rider
PISCATAWAY, NJ – The quintet of Rutgers seniors – Sean Atchison (Florham Park, NJ), Steve Normane (Pt. Pleasant, NJ), Leon Shade (Montclair, NJ), Alberto Vasquez (Jersey City, NJ) and Matt Wolski (Hamilton, NJ) – played a key role in Rutgers’ 5-4 win over Rider today at the Class of ’53 Complex.

May-17-03 Rutgers Finishes BIG EAST Slate with 6-2 Loss to ‘Nova
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA – One day after clinching the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship with a doubleheader sweep, Rutgers lost, 6-2, to Villanova in the final regular season conference contest for both schools. RU built an early 2-0 lead and appeared headed for its third win, but the Wildcats rallied for five runs in the fourth inning and used outstanding pitching from John Yeager to polish off the win. With the loss today, Rutgers is 32-18 overall and 19-6 in BIG EAST play.

May-16-03 RU Baseball Clinches BIG EAST Championship By Sweeping Villanova
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA – The Rutgers baseball team (32-17, 19-5) clinched the 2003 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship with a doubleheader sweep of Villanova this afternoon. After battling through a 2:28 rain delay to win the opener, 5-0, RU’s Shaun Parker (Westampton, NJ) fired a five-inning no-hitter as Rutgers won the nightcap, 9-0, to complete the sweep. The two victories, coupled with a pair of West Virginia losses, give RU its first regular season title since 2000 and its third in six seasons.

May-15-03 Delaware Nips Rutgers, 3-2, in Baseball Action
PISCATAWAY, NJ – An errant throw to first from catcher Alberto Vasquez (Jersey City, NJ) sailed down into the right-field corner, setting up an insurance run for Delaware in the seventh, which allowed the Blue Hens to hold on for a 3-2 win over Rutgers in non-league action today at the Class of ’53 Complex.

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