Rowan moves on in NJAC tournament, defeats Richard Stockton in Round 2
GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan defeated Richard Stockton 6-3 in the second round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship on Friday.
Top-seeded Rowan(37-5) faces second-seeded Montclair State (39-3) on Saturday.
Right-hander LeAnne Miller picked up her second win on the mound in the conference tournament. Miller(21-2) gave up three earned runs and had six strikeouts. Michelle Pietrocola was the losing pitcher. Pietrocola (15-6) allowed four hits and four earned runs.
Second baseman Alyssa Romero was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. First baseman Stephanie Labas and right fielder Dana Cafone each had a home run. Labas has 12 home runs on the season, which broke the school record (11) that she set last year. Shortstop Shilah Snead contributed with one hit, one RBI and one run scored. Left fielder Jennifer Arcella chipped in with a triple and one RBI.
For Richard Stockton, designated player Arielle Cooke went two for three with a home run and three RBIs. Left fielder Nichole Terreri produced three hits in four at bats and scored one run. Catcher Nicole Scanlon registered two hits (three at bats) and one run scored.
In the first inning, Labas had a home run to left center for a 1-0 lead. Rowan went up 5-0 with four runs in the second. Romero had a two-run homer to left center. Cafone’s home run went to left field. Arcella knocked in Snead with a triple.
All three of Stockton’s runs came in the bottom of the fifth. Terreri led off with a single and Scanlon followed with a base hit. Cooke then homered to center field. The Profs had an RBI single by Snead in the seventh inning for the final run.