Patchogue, N.Y. (4/16/19) – The Kean University baseball team used a single run in their last at-bat to break a three-all deadlock and defeat host St. Josephs College-Long Island, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon in a rescheduled matchup.
Four Cougars collected two hits each as Kean improved to 21-11 this spring. Daniel Campanelli led the Golden Eagles (14-15) with a 3-for-3 day.
Kean jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings as Zachary Marzano registered a sac fly RBI in the first, scoring John Carello who led off the game with a single. In the third Mike Perone Jr. got the ball rolling with two outs with a single and after swiping second was driven in by Frank LoGiudice with a single. LoGuidice would later steal home for the 3-0 lead.
St. Joseph's chipped away with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh to knot the game up at three-all.
Kean powered through in the top of the ninth as Zach Joe started things off with a single. A walk to Brian Cole put runners on first and second and Carello moved them both into scoring position with a sacrifice. Perone followed with a double, driving in Joe for what would be the game-winning run.
RJ Jobin (3-0) earned the win in relief. He allowed two runs in four and a third innings. He scattered six hits and walked two.
Kean will head to Montclair State University on Wednesday in a schedule changed game. The Cougars were originally set to travel to MSU on Friday, but bad weather in the forecast and the holiday weekend pushed the teams to move the game up.