Dukes Softball, Baseball Sweep Dueling Doubleheaders

Dukes Softball, Baseball Sweep Dueling Doubleheaders

The baseball and softball programs put together a 4-0 afternoon, with Dukes Baseball sweeping Atlantic Cape and the Lady Dukes taking two games from Bergen Community College.  Over on the softball diamond, the Dukes made the first game look easy, taking care of the Bulldogs by a score of 8-0. Danielle Cornman, the reigning NJCAA DIII player of the week, hit 3 for 4, scoring once and driving in three baserunners.  Rosalie LaGrotta pitched six innings and struck out two.

In the second game, the Dukes had to come from behind.  Trailing 5-1 entering the bottom half of the 5th inning, the Dukes scored four runs in that frame to knot the game at five.  Two innings later, a groundball to second base off the bat of LaGrotta scored Cornman for the game-winning run.  A two-run homerun from Gabrielle Castellini and a two-run double from Nicole Chillari sparked the come-from-behind victory for the Dukes.

The Dukes baseball team rebounded from a 5-2 loss on Thursday to Rowan College of Gloucester County with wins of 10-0 and 8-0 over Atlantic Cape Community College.  Justin Geri got the win in the first of the doubleheader, pitching six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out seven.  John Schoelkopf hit 2 for 4, scoring three times and driving in three runs.  Dalton Mayberry and Arturo Ocasio each chipped in with two RBIs apiece. 

In the second game, Nick Caregnato (2-0) picked up the win, pitching five innings without allowing a run.  Caregnato struck out five batters and freshman Mike Angeline pitched two shutout innings in relief.  At the plate, Tyler Mixon hit 2 for 2 with two runs scored.  Dan Pellinen and Omar Prieto each added two hits and drove in a pair on the afternoon.

With the wins, the baseball program improves to 9-3 overall on the season and will look to pick up two more wins tomorrow afternoon when they host Sussex County Community College in a doubleheader.  The Lady Dukes improve to 10-5 this year, putting together a four game win streak and the Dukes have won eight out of their last nine.