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Baseball Powers Past No. 7 Louisville, 11-2
Rosa allows no earned runs over eight innings
  • Posted on March 23, 2014 5:04:20 PM
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  • Freshman Gaby Rosa did not allow an earned run over eight innings.
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    Win-Rosa (2-0) • Loss-Sparger (2-1) • Save-None • T-2:57 • A-914 • Patterson Stadium


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 23, 2014) – Rutgers baseball jumped out to a 7-0 lead and freshman Gaby Rosa (Perth Amboy, N.J.) did not allow an earned run over eight innings to help the Scarlet Knights to an 11-2 victory over No. 7 Louisville Sunday at Jim Patterson Stadium. RU scored in six of the first eight innings and collected 11 hits and four stolen bases on the day.

    Making his second career start, Rosa (2-0) surrendered just three hits, two hit batters and one walk over his eight-inning performance – the longest by a RU hurler this season. He kept the Louisville hitters, which entered the weekend as the most prolific offense in the conference, off balance by inducing 17 outs in the air in the 107-pitch outing.

    Offensively, freshman leadoff hitter Mike Carter (Bloomfield, N.J.) had five productive at bats in as many appearances, recording a triple, walk, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly and single in the game. Senior Pat Sweeney (Sparta, N.J.) and sophomore R.J. Devish (Beachwood, N.J.) both reached base successfully three times from the eight and nine spots in the batting lineup for Rutgers (8-12, 1-2).

    Starting fast, Carter roped a triple into the right field corner to start the game. Senior Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.) immediately knocked him in with a solid single to right. After he stole second, senior Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.) picked up the third hit in a row with an RBI single through the right side, making it 2-0.

    Rosa pitched a perfect first inning to get the offense back to the plate. Following an out, Sweeney singled through the left side and Devish was hit by a pitch to put two on. Carter next worked a walk on a full count to lead the bases for Favatella. He grounded a fielder’s choice to third to drive in a run, with a throwing error allowing Devish to also come home unearned.

    The lead grew to 5-0 in the top of the third when freshman Christian Campbell (Sayreville, N.J.) lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to plate junior Joe D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.). Then another run scored unearned in the fourth when Devish came home on an error.

    In the sixth, Sweeney was hit by a pitch to lead off and moved to third on a perfectly executed hit-and-run through the hole on the right side by Devish. Carter drove in the run on a sacrifice fly to center field to make it 7-0.

    The Cardinals (17-6, 2-1) took advantage of two RU errors in the sixth to score two unearned runs. Rosa was able to limit the damage to that situation by stranding two on base.

    Rutgers put the game away with four runs in the top of the eighth. Campbell and Sweeney singled, with Devish next laying down a sacrifice bunt that was muffed to load the bases. Carter next smashed a two-run single to right field to record his second and third RBIs of the game. Both O’Grady and junior Vinny Zarrillo (Forked River, N.J.) drove in runs on groundouts to up the advantage to nine.

    Jake Sparger (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season for UofL after allowing four earned runs in the first three innings. The Cardinals used five different pitchers in the game.

    RU last won a regular season game over a ranked opponent when Louisville was slotted No. 4 last season in the opening weekend of conference play.

    The win wraps up the 11-day spring break trip for the Scarlet Knights, who will next host Rider at Bainton Field Wednesday.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding baseball, follow the program on Twitter @baseballRU and Tumblr.

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