Union, N.J. (5/7/17) – The Kean University baseball team fell to the College of New Jersey by the final of 4-3 in NJAC Tournament action on Sunday.
With the loss the Cougars (23-19) are eliminated from the NJAC Tournament. TCNJ advances to the 7pm game (game 9) against an opponent yet to be determined.
TCNJ (29-11) jumped out on top with three runs early as Alex Christian delivered a two RBI single in the second and Jacob Simon recorded an RBI single in the third.
Kean didn't go quietly, tying things up with three in their final at-bat in the ninth. Junior Jim Fitzgerald walked to get things going and after an out John Carello doubled into the gap to put runners on second and third. Junior Matt Krupa put Kean on the board with a sacrifice fly. The Cougars then strung together three straight hits with RBI coming from Nick Polizzano and Brian Cole (pictured left) to knot the game at three-all.
The Lions won the game in the bottom of the same inning as Pat Anderson and Zach Shindler tallied singles setting up CJ Gearhart who lofted a sacrifice fly for the game-winning run and walk-off win.
Simon was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored while Tommy McCarthy was 3-for-4 as well.