Baseball Powers Past Stockton, 19-7

Galloway, N.J. (4/4/19) – The Kean University baseball team pounded out 19 runs on 17 hits as every starter collected a hit and RBI on their way to defeating host Stockton University by the final of 19-7 on Thursday afternoon in NJAC action.

Zachary Marzano led the way with five RBI as he was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double.  Nick Polizzano was 2-for-3 with four runs scored, four walks and an RBI.

The Cougars (15-8, 2-1 NJAC) picked up the first run of the day with a single run in the first.  John Carello led the game off with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice.  Frank LoGiudice drove him in with a groundout and a quick 1-0 lead.

The Ospreys (11-6, 1-2 NJAC) responded by tying the game in the first and taking the lead in the second with a five spot.  That lead was short-lived as Kean quickly took the lead back with nine runs in the third frame.  Highlighting the inning was a two RBI double by Carello and a two RBI single by Marzano.

Kean put the game out of reach with five more in the fifth to take a 15-6 lead.  Mike Perone Jr. and Zach Scire each registered two RBI hits with a double and single respectively.

Carello was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI in the leadoff spot while Scire was 2-for-3 with three RBI in the win.

Daniel Chiusano earned the win in relief.  Chiusano (2-1) tossed five and a third innings allowing just one run and six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

Kean and Stockton will have to wait until Sunday to finish the home-and-home series as weather has postponed the Friday matchup.  That means Kean will next face William Paterson University in doubleheader fashion on Saturday at Jim Hynes Stadium.