The Dukes Baseball program edged out Brookdale Community College 2-1 in a pitching duel. All three runs scored in the game came in the eighth inning. The Jersey Blues struck first in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by Mike Falk to score Al Molina.
After back-to-back singles and a Brookdale fielding error, Cumberland used a bases loaded walk from Nick Ferrett and a hit-by-pitch with Justin Smith batting to take the 2-1 lead. Sophomore pitchers Nick Caregnato and Calvin Clark shut the door in the 9th to give the Dukes the win.
Cumberland's Will Latcham picked up the win on the mound, improving his season record to 4-0. Latcham tossed eight spectacular innings, sprinkling four hits over that span and striking out eight Brookdale batters.
The Dukes improved to 18-6 on the year and notch a big conference win. Cumberland will travel to Atlantic Cape CC Thursday afternoon for another confernce game at 2:30 PM.