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Rosa Pitches Baseball to Win, 4-1
Scarlet Knights clinch series versus Hartford
  • Posted on April 12, 2014 4:17:42 PM
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    Win-Rosa (3-2) • Loss-Newcomb (3-2) • Save-Herrmann (1) • T-2:05 • A-257 • Bainton Field


    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 12, 2014) – Freshman right-hander Gaby Rosa (Perth Amboy, N.J.) surrendered no earned runs over eight innings to lead Rutgers baseball to a 4-1 win over Hartford Saturday at Bainton Field. The Scarlet Knights scored all four runs in the sixth inning to clinch the series victory versus the Hawks.

    Rosa completed eight innings for the second time this season, giving up two hits and two walks in the 95-pitch outing. He recorded a career-best six strikeouts to go with 13 outs through the air. Redshirt freshman Max Herrmann (Rutherford, N.J.) earned his first career save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.

    Offensively, senior Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.) reached base all four trips on two singles and two walks, while freshman Mike Carter (Bloomfield, N.J.) and senior Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.) also contributed two hits each. Rutgers collected nine hits in the game.

    Hartford took a 1-0 lead in the second on an unearned run. With two outs, a dropped pop fly fell in to allow Brady Sheetz to score all the way from first base.

    The game would stay that way through the middle innings with Rosa and Hawks’ starter Sean Newcomb trading zeroes on the scoreboard until the sixth. The go-ahead rally for RU started with one out when senior Pat Sweeney (Sparta, N.J.) connected for a ground-rule double over the wall in left-center. Carter then lined a single to left to tie the game, advancing to second on the play. Immediately after, Favatella attacked the first pitch and smashed an RBI single up the middle to give the Scarlet Knights the lead. O’Grady kept the inning going with a single through the right side to move Favatella up to second, as Zarrillo registered a RBI single after that for the fifth consecutive hit. With runners at the corners, junior Joe D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) capped the scoring with an RBI fielder’s choice.

    Rosa followed that up with scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth to keep the momentum with the Scarlet Knights. Herrmann then entered in the ninth to seal the win.

    Newcomb (3-2) took the loss for Hartford after giving up four earned runs over 5.1 innings. The left-hander entered the game with four earned runs permitted over 46.0 innings this season.

    Rutgers will look for its first three-game sweep of the season in the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m. Redshirt freshman Kyle Driscoll (Toms River, N.J.) will make the start on the mound for RU.

    NOTES
    Rutgers also won the first two games of a weekend series at Jacksonville, but the finale was rained out … O’Grady stole two bases in three attempts … Herrmann pitched on consecutive days for the first time this season … Rosa gave up a hit to the first batter of the game, but then allowed only one more over the next 28 batters faced … with Carter reaching .305, RU now has four hitters over .300 with the required number of plate appearances … the game-time temperature was 70 degrees.

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