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Baseball Rolls Past Iona, 10-5
Sweeney records three hits and three RBIs
  • Posted on May 01, 2014 7:55:24 PM
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  • Freshman Colin Bohnert (1-0) earned his first career win with a season-long 4.1-inning appearance in relief.
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    Win-Bohnert (1-0) • Loss-Kurz (1-3) • Save-None • T-2:58 • A-92 • Bainton Field


    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 1, 2014) – Rutgers baseball scored in each of the first six innings on the way to a 10-5 victory over Iona Thursday at Bainton Field. Senior Pat Sweeney (Sparta, N.J.) kept up his hot hitting by going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, two doubles and two runs for the Scarlet Knights.

    The win improved RU to 20-22 for the year, while the Gaels fell to 8-26.

    Sweeney picked up his fifth multiple-hit game in the last seven to pace an 11-hit attack, improving his season average to a team-best .375. Senior Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.) also had a productive game with two hits, two runs and two RBIs, while freshman Christian Campbell (Sayreville, N.J.) recorded two hits and two runs. It was the sixth time Rutgers registered double-digit runs in a game this year.

    On the mound, freshman Colin Bohnert (West Caldwell, N.J.) (1-0) earned his first career win with a season-long 4.1-inning appearance in relief. The right-hander struck out three hitters. Freshman Ryan Fleming (Churchville, Pa.) gave up one earned run over 3.2 frames in his ninth start of the year. Senior Charlie Lasky (Freehold, N.J.) gathered the last three outs to close out the win.

    Rutgers scored first with one in the first inning. Favatella doubled with one out and moved up to third on a wild pitch. Following an infield pop and walk to junior Vinny Zarrillo (Forked River, N.J.), Sweeney continued his productivity with a first-pitch RBI single up the middle.

    After Iona tied it up on a foul sacrifice fly in the top of the second, RU added two more in the bottom to reclaim the lead. Freshman Tom Marcinczyk (Middlesex, N.J.) walked and Campbell singled to start, with both moving up on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore R.J. Devish (Beachwood, N.J.). Then after a strikeout, Favatella roped a 1-0 pitch into left for a two-out, two-run hit.

    The lead expanded to 5-1 with two more runs in the third. Zarrillo worked a walk to lead off and Sweeney blasted a double to left field to drive in the run right away. Then following an out to advance Sweeney to third, he scored on a fielder’s choice RBI by Marcinczyk.

    The hitting continued in the fourth when freshman Mike Carter (Bloomfield, N.J.) and Favatella walked with no outs. With one out, Zarrillo laced an RBI double to chase home Carter, with Sweeney lifting a sacrifice fly to plate Favatella.

    In the fifth, junior Joe D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) walked and moved up to third on a hit-and-run single to right field by Campbell. Freshman Chris Folinusz (Cranford, N.J.) registered a sacrifice fly to score D’Annunzio and Campbell eventually came home on a two-out RBI single by senior Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.).

    Rutgers capped its scoring and made it a 10-3 lead with one more in the sixth. Sweeney connected for his second double and junior Michael Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) brought him home with a double of his own off the left field wall.

    Jake Kurz (1-3) took the loss for Iona with five runs allowed in the start, as the staff used five pitchers.

    The Scarlet Knights will return to conference play Friday to start a home series with Temple. First pitch from Bainton Field is set for 3 p.m.

    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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