Union, N.J. (4/9/19) – SUNY Oneonta scored eight runs in the final three innings to rally past the Kean University baseball team by the final of 8-4 on Tuesday night in non-conference action.
Mickey Mullins was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks in the leadoff spot for the Red Dragons who improve to .500 on the season (13-13).
John Carello was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a double for the Cougars who fall to 17-10.
After a shaky first inning, starter Bruce Weyand settled in and retired 18 consecutive batters over the course of the next six plus innings. During that time Kean tacked on single runs in the second and third to take a 2-0 lead. Zachary Marzano walked to lead off the second and moved around the bases on a groundout and stolen base. He would later score on a sacrifice for the 1-0 lead. Nick Polizzano laced a two out RBI single in the third, scoring Derek Walker who reached on a walk to put the score at 2-0.
The Red Dragons came to life in the seventh loading the bases with one out on a walk, single and hit batsmen. Weyand got a strikeout (one of his eight on the day) for the second out of the inning, but forced in Oneonta's first run of the day on another hit batsmen. Mike Graves then gave his team the lead with a two RBI single one batter later. The Cougars got out of the jam as Kyle Gaeb entered and recorded a strikeout.
Kean responded and took the lead back in the same frame as Carello laced a double down the line, driving in two (4-3).
That lead didn't last long as Oneonta picked right back up where they left off and started the eighth inning with a double, triple and single to take the lead for good. The Red Dragons added insurance in the ninth with three runs on one hit and four walks.
Michael Dunne (2-2) earned the win in relief. He tossed four innings allowing two runs, two walks and recording two strikeouts. Nick Fini registered the save, his first of the year, with two shutout innings.
Offensively Dominic LaMonica, Jonathan Lezette and Graves all had two RBI in the win.
Kean returns to NJAC action on Thursday when they travel to Ramapo College.