UNION– The #19/22 Kean University baseball team banged out 15 runs on 19 hits as they shutout the visiting Dolphins of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, 15-0, Wednesday afternoon at Jim Hynes Stadium.
Freshman Greg Baruka (Florham Park) tossed six innings allowing just four hits and fanning five to improve to 4-1 this season. Freshmen Chris Judge (Belleville) and Jon Coleman (Rockaway) combined for three innings of shutout ball with just one hit and no walks.
The Cougars (17-9) jumped on the board quickly with a seven spot in the first inning. Sophomore D.J. Breckenridge (Fair Haven) got things going with a leadoff walk. Senior Dave Zavistoski (Edison) then ripped his first of two triples on the afternoon. Kean then rolled off four straight singles, with an RBI from senior Mike Moceri (Yardville) and sophomore Dylan Laguna (Edison). Junior Nick Nolan (Linden) then lined a ground-rule double down the line for two RBI, his first of two doubles on the afternoon. Freshman Steve Nappe (Edison) followed with a two RBI, ground-rule double of his own to round out the scoring in the first frame.
Offensively Moceri was 3-for-4 with four RBI while junior Ken Gregory (Pittstown) was 4-for-5 with two doubles.
For the Dolphins Mike Pope and Christian Lavery each had two hits.
Kean returns to conference action on Thursday when they travel to take on Rutgers-Camden at 3:30 p.m.
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