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Rowan Athletics | March 23, 2014

No. 10 Rowan shuts out Stevens Institute for fourth consecutive victory

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- Tenth-ranked Rowan University shut out Stevens Institute of Technology, 3-0 on Sunday.

Left-handed pitcher Ryan Sharkey earned the victory, throwing eight innings. Sharkey (2-0) scattered four hits and recorded four strikeouts. Righty Ryan Easterday pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save. Right-hander Jayson Yano took the loss. Yano (1-1) pitched 5.1 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out seven.

Rowan's overall record is 10-2 and Stevens has an 8-4 mark. Third baseman Kevin McMenamin and center fielder Eric Perez each had two hits and scored one run. Right fielder Ryan Pavlik recorded a single and one RBI. First baseman Rich Powelson went two for four with a RBI.

Yano had two hits in four at bats for the Ducks. Right fielder Brian Hennelly and catcher Curt Lowenstien produced one hit apiece.

Rowan took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning on a  RBI single by Pavlik that scored Perez. The Profs added their second run in the sixth when designated hitter Casey Grimes (jr. Gibbstown, NJ/Paulsboro) crossed the plate on a wild pitch. In the eighth, Rowan tacked on an insurance run as Powelson drove in McMenamin with a single.