#5 Kean Blanks FDU-Florham, 8-0

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Union, N.J. (3/1/14) – Junior Charles Thielmann picked up his second win of the young season as the #3/5 Kean University baseball team blanked FDU-Florham, 8-0, Saturday afternoon.

Thielmann (2-0) allowed just four singles in seven innings of work.  He struck out four with no walks in the efficient outing. 

Designated hitter Nick Meoli had two hits for the Devils (0-1) in their season opener. 

Kean got on the scoreboard right out of the gate as junior Andy Lopez made it 2-0 with a two RBI double with one out.  Sophomore Sal Taormina added a run with an RBI single to stake Kean a 3-0 lead after one.

After tacking on two more in the fifth, the Cougars (4-1) sealed the win with a three run seventh.  With the bases loaded and one out, senior Tyler Smarslok lofted a sacrifice fly, followed by an RBI single from sophomore Ryan KelleyShane Alvarez closed out the scoring as he crossed the plate on a throwing error after swiping third.

Kelley had a 4-for-4 day with two runs scored while Taormina registered two hits on the afternoon. 

Starter Chris Roberts suffered the loss for FDU-Florham.  He allowed five runs, four earned, in five innings.

Kean returns to action on Sunday when they take on the College of Mt. St. Vincent at 11 a.m. in a rescheduled matchup.