By Evan LeBlanc
Saturday April 26
Rutgers-Newark men’s baseball team fell short of a New Jersey Athletic Conference playoff spot in a double-header loss to William Paterson 8-5 and 5-3 on Bainton Field. In game one, senior Cameron Dias singled home Ryan MacFarlane with two out in the sixth inning to tie the score 5-5. Rutgers fought back from a 4-1 deficit by posting four hits during a 3-run explosion in the fourth inning. In game senior first baseman Vin Troisi scored a 2-run double in his final at bat; junior leftfielder Michael Murray went three for four to start the Raiders eight hit surge in the loss.
Rutgers-Newark women’s softball team gets triumphed by Rutgers-Camden 2-1 and 8-2 in a double-header loss at RU-C Community Park. In game one a double to left center by Krista Casale brought Vanessa Romero home catapulting the Raiders to a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Both Romero and senior right fielder Tina Zaggia contributed to Rutgers-Newark nine hit onslaught in the sixth inning. In game two Anna Carlson had a solo home run in the first initiating the Raiders three consecutive single in the fifth. Freshman Katie Boyd gave up seven runs on just eight hits in the loss to RU-C.
Men’s Track and Field
Rutgers-Newark men’s track and field team’s Donnie House and Chris Connors qualified for the ECAC championships in the 400 meters and shot put at the Penn Relays and Lions Invitational. Sophomore Harun Saleh threw the Hammer 47.32 meters, while the 4×200 meter relay of Dennis Willis Jr., Michael Ageyei, Akin Shoyoye and Sean Woodley clocked a time of 1:30.96. In Ewing House clocked a time of 55:16 to take third in a field of 41. Willis was 11th among 62 in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.26.
Women’s Track and Field
Rutgers Newark women’s track and field team sophomore Ashley Canty qualified for ECAC Outdoor championships in the discus at Lions Invitational. Mercedes Glover threw 43.28 meters in the javelin to place eight in a field of twenty-eight in the Penn Relays on Franklin Field. Canty had a personal best of 37.61 meters to place 10th while freshman thrower Samantha Renfree tied her personal best of 38.52 meters.
Sunday April 27
Rutgers-Newark men’s tennis team senior Raymond Postadan won both his matches 6-2,6-3 in a 7-2-decision loss to FDU-Florham. Postadan finished the season with an 8-4 record.