Baseball No. 8 defeats Iona for 16th straight victory
“There were good things in the line-up,” said the head coach Steve Owens mentioned. “We didn’t really chase balls today. We got good counts and got a lot of hits early in the game.”
Wyatt’s Parliament started for RU and had his best game of his young career. He pitched a career-high 5.2 innings, allowing just two hits and no runs, while striking out five Gaels and picking up the win to move to 4-0 on the season.
“His command was even better, he threw more strikes and he continues to progress and improve,” Owens said of Parliament. “He was able to get into the sixth set, which was good progress for him.”
Offensively, Jordan Sweeney helped set the tone early, homering twice in the first three innings in addition to a first-inning RBI single. He finished 4 for 6 with 5 RBIs.
Garrett Callaghan teeed off in right field and delivered early, leading second with a triple. Later in the same inning, Callaghan hit a ball over the left field wall for his second home run of the season.
Chris Brito also had a solid game, homering under the cycle and going 4 for 6 with a triple, a double and 4 RBIs.
Matt Rowe and Jayson Hoopes closed the game on the mound, going 3.1 hitless innings with five strikeouts and an unearned run.
Show must go on…
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Rutgers will host Princeton on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in a midweek contest.
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