Baseball Bows Out of NJAC Tournament

Union, N.J. (5/6/18) – The Kean University baseball team fell in the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament by the final of 13-8 on Sunday afternoon.

The Cougars finish the season with a record of 21-23.

It was a see-saw affair with big innings proving to be the difference in the end. 

Trailing 8-4, the Cougars pushed across single runs in the sixth and seventh to pull within two (8-6).  Brandon Johannessen manufactured his run as he singled to start off the inning.  He advanced to second on a wild pitch, moved to third on a groundout and came around to score on another wild pitch.  In the seventh senior Matt Krupa led off with a single and moved all the way to third on an errant throw by the pitcher on a failed pickoff attempt.  Nick Polizzano singled him home to put the score at 8-6.

The Profs (32-9) then took advantage of three Cougar miscues and a passed ball to plate five runs in the eighth and put the game out of reach. 

Kean outhit the Profs, 15-14 with both teams committing four errors on the day. 

Offensively, Krupa was 4-for-5 and finishes third all-time in career hits.  Sophomore Frank LoGiudice was 3-for-5 with two RBI and Johannessen was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.