CAMDEN, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team shut out Rutgers-Camden, 3-0 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Friday.
The Profs are 20-5 overall and 4-4 in the conference. Rowan is ranked third in this week's American Baseball Coaches Association Poll and seventh in the D3baseball.com Top 25. The Scarlet Raptors have a 16-7 record with a 6-2 NJAC mark.
Right-hander Danny Serreino (jr. Jackson, NJ/Jackson Liberty) tossed a complete game and allowed just three hits. He (3-2) struck out 12 batters. Righty Carter Fichter (sr. Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield Mem.) took the loss (4-2). He surrendered two runs and six innings with four strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
Center fielder Dan Shane (jr. Perkasie, PA/Pennridge) and left fielder Monny Strickland (sr. Egg Harbor Twp., NJ/Egg Harbor Twp.) each went two-for-four with one RBI. One of Shane's hits was a triple. Shortstop Dillon Mendel (jr. Sparta, NJ/Sparta), second baseman Alex Kokos (so. Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) and right fielder Kyle Golla (sr. Palm Coast, FL/Allentown (NJ)) scored one time apiece. Mendel recorded a double.
Second baseman Chris Jones (jr. Washington Twp., NJ/Bishop Eustace Prep), designated hitter Matt Yanick (so. Palmyra, NJ/Palmyra) and third baseman Matthew Stoots (so. Browns Mills, NJ/Pemberton) produced hits for Rutgers-Camden.
It was a pitcher's duel early as both squads were held off the scoreboard through the first five frames. The Profs broke through for two runs in the sixth. Mendel led off with a double to center. Kokos had a base hit to left and there were runners on the corners. After a groundout, Mendel scored on a wild pitch. Strickland then sent a base knock to left to plate Kokos. Rowan added a run in the ninth. Golla walked with one out and went to third on an error. Shane followed with a RBI triple down the left field line.
The baseball team faces Rutgers-Newark in a doubleheader at Saint Peter's University on Saturday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m.