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Salvey Powers Dukes Past Owls, Complete Series Sweep

Salvey Powers Dukes Past Owls, Complete Series Sweep

The Dukes cruised in their three game series sweep over Union County College this weekend. Sophomore Christopher Salvey shined the brightest, putting together a three-home-run afternoon on Saturday during games 2 and 3 to complete the sweep. In wins of 21-1 and 9-0, Salvey drove in a total of seven runs and scored five times on the day.  Putting together an outstanding 4 for 6, 6 RBI performance in Friday's 12-1 win, the Folcroft, PA native certainly did not disappoint the home crowd on Saturday.  

As for the Dukes top-ranked pitching staff, sophomore Justin Smith and Darien Martinez combined to secure game 1 with Martinez being named the winning pitcher.  Freshman and King of Prussia native, Jarrett Quinn, stole the show in Game 2. Quinn tossed a complete-game shutout, including a season-high 15 strikeouts.  The 15 strikeouts marks the most by a Dukes pitcher this season.  

The three wins over the weekend pushed the unprecedented win streak to 32 consecutive games with a loss.  Cumberland now boasts a 40-3 overall record and a 13-0 record in the Garden State Athletic Conference.  The Dukes will face a tough road this week with an away Wednesday match-up with the #7 ranked team in the country, the Spartans of Northampton Community College.  They will follow that up with a marquee three-game series between the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the country.  Cumberland will host Rowan College at Gloucester County in Game 1 on Friday April 28th and then will travel to Gloucester for Games 2 and 3 on Saturday.