WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Sophomore righty Jimmy Jansen (Hillsdale, NJ) scattered seven hits over nine shutout innings to lead Rutgers baseball to a 5-0 win over Monmouth this afternoon in West Long Branch." />
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  • Posted on April 06, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Sophomore righty Jimmy Jansen (Hillsdale, NJ) scattered seven hits over nine shutout innings to lead Rutgers baseball to a 5-0 win over Monmouth this afternoon in West Long Branch. Jansen, making his second start of the season, led Rutgers to its first shutout of the 2004 season and fired the first complete-game shutout for RU since Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) blanked Virginia Tech in the opening round of the 2003 BIG EAST Tournament. With the win, Rutgers improves to 12-13 overall and extends its winning streak to five games.

    The Scarlet Knights’ first run came in the third inning when Nick Cerulo (Woodbridge, NJ) tripled to right-center and scored on a two-out single from Graig Badger (Union, NJ). In the fourth, Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ) roped a one-out double to left and scored when Colin Gaynor (Toms River, NJ) singled two batters later.

    Rutgers pushed across an unearned run in the sixth as Frazier reached on an infield error and scored on a double to left-center from Rich Canuso (Monroe, NJ). A two-run single in the seventh from Jeff Grose (Iselin, NJ), scoring Cory Rodriguez (Bridgewater, NJ) and Badger, finished off the scoring.

    Jansen allowed just three hits and one walk through six innings, retiring the side in order in the first, fourth and sixth innings. In the seventh, Jansen allowed a harmless two-out double and went 1-2-3 in the eighth inning. He yielded three singles in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but induced a popup from pinch-hitter Shawn Ensel for the second out and struck out Justin Braun to end the game.

    Jansen (1-0) allowed seven hits and struck out five in his first career complete-game. He also walked just one hitter in the game after issuing eight walks in 4.0 innings in his only other start this season (3/17 at Florida Atlantic).

    Badger was 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot, reaching base in four of five plate appearances to boost his BIG EAST-leading on-base percentage to .543. Frazier was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, while Gaynor (2-for-3) and Rodriguez (2-for-4) also contributed to the 12-hit attack.

    Rutgers returns to BIG EAST play on Thursday, when it hosts Pittsburgh (17-5, 5-1 BE) on Thursday beginning at noon at the Class of ’53 Baseball Complex.

                                  ** 2004 RUTGERS BASEBALL **
                           Rutgers University at Monmouth University
                      04/06/04 at W. Long Branch, N.J. (MU Baseball Field)
    
    Rutgers University 5 (12-13)                  Monmouth University 0 (9-13-1)
    
    Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
    ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
    BADGER, Graig 2b...........  3  1  2  1       Pilitowski cf..............  3  0  0  0
    GROSE, Jeff dh.............  4  0  1  2       Apicelli 1b................  3  0  0  0
    FRAZIER, Jeff rf...........  5  2  2  0        LaSpada 1b................  1  0  0  0
    CANUSO, Rich 1b............  3  0  1  1       Massari 2b.................  4  0  1  0
    GAYNOR, Colin c............  3  0  2  1       Rotella rf.................  4  0  1  0
    DEFENDIS, Johnny lf........  3  0  0  0       Hardie ss..................  4  0  1  0
    RODRIGUEZ, Cory 3b.........  4  1  2  0       Weres 3b...................  4  0  1  0
    CERULO, Nick cf............  2  1  1  0       Hussa c....................  3  0  1  0
    GROVER, Jason ss...........  3  0  1  0        Ensel c...................  1  0  0  0
    JANSEN, Jim p..............  0  0  0  0       Braun dh...................  4  0  1  0
                                                  Lewis lf...................  1  0  0  0
                                                   Ogorzat lf................  2  0  1  0
                                                  Cummings p.................  0  0  0  0
                                                   Schneider p...............  0  0  0  0
                                                   Grande p..................  0  0  0  0
                                                   Conner p..................  0  0  0  0
    Totals..................... 30  5 12  5       Totals..................... 34  0  7  0
    
    Score by Innings                    R  H  E
    -------------------------------------------
    Rutgers University.. 001 101 200 -  5 12  0
    Monmouth University. 000 000 000 -  0  7  1
    -------------------------------------------
    
    E - Apicelli. DP - Monmouth 2. LOB - Rutgers 7; Monmouth 8. 2B - Frazier; Canuso;
    Grover; Hussa. 3B - Cerulo. HBP - Defendis. SH - Gaynor; Cerulo; Grover. SB -
    Badger.
    
    Rutgers University             IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JANSEN, Jim  W,1-0.........   9.0  7  0  0  1  5   0  0  0  0   34 35   8 14
    
    Monmouth University            IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cummings  L,1-2............   6.1  9  4  3  2  3   0  1  0  0   21 26   5  6
    Schneider .................   0.2  2  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0    3  4   0  1
    Grande ....................   1.0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  1  0    3  4   1  1
    Conner ....................   1.0  1  0  0  2  0   0  0  0  0    3  5   2  0
    
    HBP - by Grande (Defendis). BK - Cummings.
    
    Strikeouts - Grose; Defendis; Rodriguez 2; Apicelli 2; Weres 2; Braun. Walks -
    Badger 2; Grose; Canuso; Cerulo; Pilitowski.
    
    Umpires -
    Start: 3:02pm   Time: 2:08   Attendance: 187
    
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