After returning home from Myrtle Beach and an extremely difficult schedule for that week, the Dukes were able to win all of their games this past week back in New Jersey.
After sweeping a double header with Tompkins Cortland on Wednesday, the Dukes visited Bergen Community College on Saturday, picking up two more wins 7-0 and 15-2. In Game 1, sophomore pitcher Cody Stashak (4-1) went the distance, throwing a complete game shutout. Stashak, who sprinkled five-hits over seven innings, struck out 9 on his way to picking up his fourth win of the year. With Stashak on the mound, the Dukes didn't need much run support but the lineup still managed to put seven runs on the board. Jordan Glover and Jose Martinez teamed up to supply five of those runs. Glover hit 2 for 2 with 2 walks, 3 runs, an RBI and 2 stolen bases. Martinez went 3 for 3 and drove in four runs.
In Game 2, the three batters at the top of the lineup did the majority of the damage in a 15-2 rout. Tyler Mixon, Anthony Lopez, and Jordan Glover combined to hit 6 for 10, scoring seven runs, driving in seven, and stealing 4 bases. On the hill, Ridge Herrman (4-0) also picked up his fourth win of the season, allowing two runs on four hits and five walks. Herrman struck out eight batters, and relievers Chris Capriotti and James Marich each threw a scoreless inning to complete the game.
On Sunday, Cumberland swept Luzerne County Community College 9-3 and 20-1. In Game 1, sophomore CF Jordan Glover was a perfect 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs on a triple and a home run. The two-run shot was his third homer on the season. In Game 2, Anthony Lopez went 3 for 4 including another triple. Lopez now has ten total triples through 20 games. The NJCAA Division III record for triples in a season is 13. Freshman Chris Seibert picked up the win in the first game, pitching six innings. He allowed one run on three hits and recorded six strikeouts. Zachary Large (2-0) was the winning pitcher in game two, striking out five batters over four and two-thirds innings of work.
With those four wins, the Dukes are now sitting at 16-5 overall and 2-0 in the region. The Tuesday matchup with ASA has been postponed. Stay tuned for the reschedule date.