Baseball Splits in NJAC Action as Krupa Reaches 200 Career Hits

Galloway, N.J. (4/8/18) – Senior Matt Krupa reached the 200 career hit plateau as the Kean University baseball team split with Stockton University on Sunday in rescheduled NJAC action.

Krupa is now one of six players in Kean baseball history to reach the milestone.

The Cougars now stand with a 12-15 overall mark and 3-3 record in conference play.

Kean 8, Stockton 4 (Game One)

The Cougars poured on six runs in the later innings to break a 2-2 tie and push to the 8-4 victory.

In the eighth inning trailing by one (4-3), Kean took the lead for good as John Carello delivered an RBI groundout and Frank LoGiudice recorded an RBI single.

Kean added insurance in the ninth with three more, highlighted by a two RBI single from Krupa.

In a bit of a jam in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and just one out, LoGiudice entered in relief and got two strikeouts to end the threat and in the process pick up his first save of the season.

Relief pitcher Chris Perdoni earned the win (1-1).  He tossed two and a third shutout innings.

Offensively Frank Urso was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a homerun while Krupa was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Stockton 5, Kean 4 (10 inn.) (Game Two)

Garrett DeMarrais delivered a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to help Stockton split in today's action.  With runners on first and second, DeMarrais singled down the leftfield line for the walkoff.

Trailing 4-3 in the eighth, Kean tied things up as Mike Perone pinch ran for Steve Santigate who started off the inning with a single and eventually came around to score on a wild pitch.

Offensively Carello and LoGiudice each had an RBI.

Kean returns to NJAC action on Thursday when they travel to Montclair State.