Rutgers-Newark Tops Baseball, 4-1

Newark, N.J. (4/20/17)Josh Cote broke a one-all deadlock in the seventh with a three run homer to give Rutgers-Newark a 4-1 victory over the Kean University baseball team in NJAC action on Thursday.

In the deciding seventh, with two outs Ryan Zucker reached on a walk and Justin Marks followed with a single.  Cote then delivered with the Scarlet Raiders second homerun of the day, this time a three run shot for what would be the win.

Newark got on the board first in the second as Ross Halkias hit a solo shot.  Kean (20-12, 6-5 NJAC) tied things up in the top of the fourth as Nick Polizzano hit a ground-rule double with two outs.  Steve Santigate found the hole and recorded an RBI single to knot the game at one-all.

Both teams had 10 hits on the day as Frank LoGuidice (pictured left), Austin Arndt and Santigate all collected two hits each.

Tyler Hopman suffered the loss in the complete game effort.  He (5-3) allowed two walks and struck out seven.

The two teams will be back in action on Friday at Jim Hynes Stadium at 3:30 p.m.