UNION – Junior Nick Nolan (Linden) was a combined 3-for-6 with two homeruns and six RBI as the Kean University baseball team swept visiting Ramapo College, 11-1 & 8-2, Saturday afternoon in NJAC action.
With the wins, Kean improves to 20-9 overall and 6-4 in the NJAC. Ramapo falls to 12-13 overall and 4-7 in conference play.
The Cougars used a balanced scoring attack, scoring in all but one frame. Every starter collected at least one hit as KU pounded out 17 hits in the process.
Senior southpaw Nick Cesare (South Plainfield) earned his fifth win of the season after tossing seven strong innings. Cesare (5-1) allowed one run with six hits, while striking out seven and walking no one. Relievers Brandon Bujnowski (Springfield) and Joe Tarallo (South Amboy) combined for two innings of shutout ball, allowing no hits in the process.
Offensively, Nolan was 2-for-3 with a double, homerun and five RBI. Junior Ken Gregory (Pittstown) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI with two doubles.
With a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, Kean put the game out of reach with a four run inning. Sophomore Lee Cavico (North Brunswick) recorded a two RBI double while sophomore Dylan Laguna (Edison) added an RBI single. Nolan crossed the plate on a double steal later in the frame.
Sophomore Julian Diaz (North Bergen) picked up the win for Kean. Diaz (3-1) allowed two runs in seven innings of work. He also walked one and fanned four.
Offensively Cavico was 1-for-4 with three RBI while senior Mike Moceri (Yardville) was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
For the Roadrunners, Joey Cacchiola and Mike McGuckin each had solo homeruns in the loss.
Kean enjoys a short break and returns to action on Thursday when they travel to The College of New Jersey.
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