Baruka, Carrano Lead Kean Baseball Past CSI, 8-0

Greg Baruka

UNION – Freshman Greg Baruka (Florham Park) tossed a complete-game shutout to lead #12/19 Kean University past the College of Staten Island, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon at Jim Hynes Stadium.

Baruka (3-1)  allowed just six singles and one walk all afternoon while fanning eight in his first complete game win. The Cougars improve to 16-6 with the win while the Dolphins fall to 14-6, breaking an eight game win streak in the process.

Kean scored efficiently, with no more than two runs per frame. The Cougars plated an early run in the bottom of the first as junior Ken Gregory (Pittstown) delivered a two out, RBI single up the middle. KU would score two more in the third as senior Mike Moceri (Yardville) provided an RBI single and junior Nick Nolan (Linden) added an RBI sacrifice fly.

The Cougars were led by junior Chris Carrano (Lincoln Park) as he was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a double. Senior Dave Zavistoski (Edison) was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double while Moceri was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

For the Dolphins, junior Pat Gale (Staten Island, N.Y.) was 2-for-3.

Kean returns to NJAC action on Friday when they host The College of New Jersey at 3 p.m.

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