Leopards Drop Midweek Game to Rutgers
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette baseball team dropped a non-conference midweek tilt to Rutgers, 28-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Kamine Stadium.
Five different Lafayette (3-32) batters recorded a hit against the Scarlet Knights (11-18), including AJ Kloehn, who entered late in the game and knocked an RBI double into the gap in right center.
After Rutgers took a 7-0 advantage in the opening frame, the Leopards came up to hit in the bottom of the first and put a run on the board. Steven Cohen led things off with a single to center and later came in to score on a Richard Villa RBI single up the middle.
The Scarlet Knights remained hot at the dish and tacked on 15 additional runs over the course of the next five innings.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Leopards plated a run once Brandon Posivak was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and scored on a Kloehn double. Two outs were recorded following Kloehn’s extra base hit, but the Leopards stayed alive in the inning. Jake Sniegocki was hit by a pitch and Patrick Nelson followed with an RBI single to left.
Rutgers capped off the game with six runs in the eighth and went on to claim the non-conference victory.
The Leopards will return to the diamond this weekend when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to begin a four-game Patriot League series with Bucknell beginning on Saturday at noon.