By Evan LeBlanc
Saturday April 5
Senior pitcher Michael Garcia pitched an impressive game as Rutgers-Newark split a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader with New Jersey City University. Game scores were 15-13 and 14-3 as the Scarlet Raiders racked up 33 hits the two games played at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark.
The Scarlet Raiders of Rutgers-Newark fell twice to Richard Stockton. The game scores were 3-1 and 14-6 as sophomore pitcher Jess Cannon scattered seven hits and walked just one in Game One. Right fielder Kelsey Lucas broke a no-hit streak in the fifth with a single.
The Scarlet Raiders beat Brooklyn College as freshman Jose Mendez had 13 kills in each match with scores of25-20, 25-13, and 25-17.
Against Vassar College, the Raiders notched the win with match scores of 27-29,25-22,25-19 and 25-22. The match was intense due to the 24 ties and 14 lead changes.
The Rutgers-Newark men’s tennis team rolled past Brooklyn College with a score of 9-0 on the Golden Dome Courts. Senior Raymond Postadan extended his fourth consecutive top-flight singles win in the victory.
Women’s Track and Field
Junior LaSha Johnson, freshman Kimoy Connell, and sophomores Jazmyn Williams and Danielle Parker clocked a time of 50.45 in the 4 x 100 meter relay for the first time in seven years at the Roadrunner Invitational at Ramapo College. In the javelin, All-American Mercedes Glover had the second longest throw of her career (41.39) along with Samantha Renfree with a throw of 38.51 meters.
Men’s Track and Field
Freshman Chris Connors and Ramsey Abdeljaber set Rutgers-Newark records in the shot put and discus at the Roadrunner Invitational in Mahwah. Junior Donnie House ran a 55.97 in the 400 hurdles and Barrington Palmer clocked a time of 1:04.62 in the race.
Sunday April 6
The Rutgers-Newark men’s baseball team fell short to Montclair State University in a doubleheader 4-2 and 8-5 at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair. Ryan MacFarlane scattered eight hits, striking out two and walking one in 7-1/3 innings as Chas Bohannon posted the final two outs.