The College Report: Rutgers-Newark Surges on Dinger by Livingston’s Napolitano
Friday, April 8, 2011 • 6:58am
Jimmy Napolitano (Livingston, Fr.) blasted his first collegiate home run yesterday at Newark's Riverfront Stadium to lead the Rutgers-Newark baseball team past Richard Stockton, 9-5. Napolitano, a leftfielder out of Livingston High, had a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a walk; his other hit was a double. He scored twice and drove in three runs for the Scarlet Raiders (11-8, 3-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference). The home run was a shot down the leftfield line with one man on base to tie the game at 5. His other RBI came on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. He is hitting .286 thus far this season.
Matt Larangera (Livingston, Soph.) came on in the ninth inning for Rutgers-Newark and struck out the first two batters he faced on called third strikes. After walking the potential final out, he ended the game on a ground out. Larangera, another Livingston High alum, is about as sure a bet as you'll find on the diamond this spring. In eight relief appearances this season, the righty has allowed just one unearned run and eight hits in 11-1/3 innings. He's gotten 15 strikeouts and earned three saves.
Mike Genovese (Livingston, Soph.) did double duty in Seton Hall's 13-0 blowout win over Fairleigh Dickinson in South Orange on Wednesday. He started the game at second base and toured the base paths after five of his six trips to the batter's box. He sprayed a couple of singles from three at-bats, walked twice and was hit by a pitch. He then took the mound for the Pirates in the ninth inning, allowing no runs on one hit. He got the first two outs on infield ground balls, and then got the third out on a swinging strike. The Hall evened their season mark at 13-13.
Harry Marino (Westfield, Jr.) struck out the side in the ninth inning as Williams College left Keene, N.H. with a 17-4 victory over Keene State on Wednesday. Marino had come on to pitch the ninth for the Ephs (13-5).
John Puttress (New Providence, Soph.) drove in two runs with a fourth-inning double as Northeastern lost, 7-6, to Rhode Island on Wednesday in Brookline, Massachusetts. Puttress, unfortunately, killed the rally as he was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple. He had a 1-for-3 day at the plate with a walk for the 5-20 Huskies.
Dartmouth got a lift on Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Sacred Heart. Alexandra St. Romain (Chatham, Fr.) launched a grand slam home run in the first game, a 10-9 victory. Besides her eighth-inning heroics, she also knocked a run in with a double. She went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, two runs scored and five RBIs. In the second game, a 9-4 Big Green win, St. Romain lashed a pair of singles from three at-bats. Dartmouth is now 8-10.
Denison's Kait Fiore (Millburn, Jr.) knocked out a double and two singles from five at-bats in Wednesday's 14-11 triumph over Ohio Northern in Grantville, Ohio. She accounted for three runs batted in as Denison raised its record to 15-5.
Notre Dame's Alexa Maldonado (Short Hills, Jr.) managed six hits from eight at-bats this week as Notre Dame posted wins over both Wisconsin, 9-1, on Tuesday and Butler in both ends of a Thursday doubleheader, 5-0 and 6-1. Two of the hits were doubles and she went 3-for-3 against the Badgers on Tuesday. She scored a combined six runs in the three games that saw the Fighting Irish improve to 24-7.
Kaitlin Zampino (Millburn, Fr.) picked up the win as Franklin & Marshall defeated Stevenson, 5-3, in Owings Mills, Maryland yesterday. She struck out 12 batters, while allowing three earned runs on nine hits and two walks. She's 6-3 and the Diplomats are 16-8.
Drew's Jeramie Barletta (Madison, Soph.) had two singles from three at-bats in the Rangers' 13-0 win over St. Joseph's of Long Island yesterday in Madison. The shortstop out of Madison High also drove in a pair of runs, stole two bases and scored one run. Drew is currently 11-12.
TRACK & FIELD
William & Mary's Brandon Heroux (Westfield, Jr.) was the champion in the men's javelin at last Saturday's Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Virginia. He got off a winning throw of 221 feet, 7 inches that traveled nearly 10 feet farther than the best try of the runner-up.
Bucknell's Rob Arent (New Providence, Jr.) won the men's 110-meter hurdles at the Colonial. He popped a time of 14.58 for a convincing victory, with the runner-up along in 14.69. Arent also got fourth place in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.19 against a winning 52.12.
Bucknell's Charlie Murphy (Short Hills, Sr.) took fourth place in the men's 10,000 meters, finishing in 30:49.37. The winner reported in at 29:40.78.
Also for Bucknell, Taylor Siegrist (Madison, Soph.) placed eighth of 25 in the women's javelin at the Colonial. Her best heave traveled 122 feet, 6 inches, whereas a teammate won the event with a throw of 142-10.
Finally, William & Mary's Ben Massam (Chatham, Sr.) was 13thof the 73 runners to finish in the men's 5,000 meters. His time was 14:27.05 in a race won in 13:57.61.
Brown's Susan Scavone (Summit, Jr.) placed second in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Bryant Invitational in Smithfield, R.I. last Saturday. She got over the implements and to the finish line in 14.80, bested only by the winner's 14.66.
Roanoke's Jeff Keating (Chatham, Jr.) was his usual dynamic self as the Maroons knocked off Washington & Lee, 19-10, in Salem, Virginia on Wednesday. Keating, a Chatham High product, scored three goals, set up three others and recovered four ground balls. For the Generals, Jason Harden (Summit, Jr.) was credited with causing two turnovers and retrieving three ground balls. The victors are now 8-3 overall and 4-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, while Washington & Lee is 7-6 and 4-1, respectively.
Susquehanna benefitted from a well-balanced scoring attack to defeat Immaculata, 10-7, on Wednesday on the road. Jimmy Warburton (Chatham, Sr.), Luke Delavan (Madison, Jr.) and Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Soph.) each scored a goal for the Crusaders (5-3). Additionally, Delavan earned credit for causing two turnovers and lifting four ground balls, while Warburton took three ground balls and Fritts brought about a turnover.
Lynchburg's Charlie Oldendorp (Madison, Fr.) picked up a team-high five ground balls and scored one goal as the Hornets dusted Randolph, 13-4, at home on Wednesday evening to go to 6-5 on the season and 2-2 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Joe Cordrey (Summit, Soph.) scored a goal, his third of the season, for Union, who defeated Hamilton, 12-7, in Schenectady, N.Y. on Wednesday. Hamilton's Henry Burchenal (Summit, Jr.) scored the first goal of the game, his only tally of the day. Union improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Liberty League, while Hamilton dropped to 6-2 overall and 0-2 in League play.
Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Soph.) put Muhlenberg on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal, his fourth tally of the season, in Wednesday's 6-5 road loss to Haverford. The Mules fell to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in the Centennial Conference, whereas the Fords rose to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in the Conference.
James Kennedy (Summit, Soph.) scored twice for Holy Cross in Tuesday's 15-5 loss to Vermont in Burlington. The brother combo of Eamon Troy (Summit, Sr.) and Ryan Troy (Summit, Sr.) was responsible for retrieving one ground ball apiece for the Crusaders (0-10). Eamon Troy also caused a Vermont turnover. Granger Jewett (Summit, Sr.) started on defense for the Catamounts (5-5) and claimed one ground ball.
Lee Blair (West Orange, Jr.) notched a pair of goals for Misericordia, which fell short, 8-7, to King's on Wednesday in Dallas, Pennsylvania. The Cougars are now 6-4.
B.J. West (Summit, Jr.) picked up an assist as Dickinson downed Gettysburg, 9-6, in a Wednesday road game. That's the first point of the season for the Summit High grad. The Red Devils are now 10-1.
New Hampshire's Kathleen O'Keefe (Chatham, Soph.) stopped two shots in overtime to help the Wildcats tame Boston University, 13-12, in Durham, N.H. on Wednesday. She entered the game late in the first half with New Hampshire down, 8-5. She had a total of five saves as the Wildcats moved to 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the America East.
Rebecca Frankoski (Maplewood, Fr.) scored her first collegiate goal in The College of New Jersey's 17-0 rout of Rutgers-Camden on the losing side's pitch on Tuesday. The Lions are now 11-0.
Tufts, ranked 12thin Division 3, defeated Babson, 15-4, in Medford, Massachusetts on Tuesday with Sara Bloom (Summit, Sr.) starting the game in goal for the Jumbos (6-2). She guarded the net for the first half and made three saves, while allowing just one Babson tally.
Hillary Densen (Summit, Soph.) scored a couple goals for Amherst in their 16-2 victory over Wheaton (Mass.) on Thursday. Teammate Claire Bennett (Westfield, Jr.) controlled one draw and brought up one ground ball for the Lord Jeffs (5-3).
Kenyon dropped a 16-12 verdict to Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio on Wednesday. Trina Rennie (Short Hills, Sr.) posted a goal and an assist, and brought up three ground balls for the Ladies (5-4).
Kelly Buechel (South Orange, Jr.) assisted on one goal and controlled four draws for Columbia, which dropped a 13-12 overtime decision to Quinnipiac in Manhattan on Wednesday. The Lions are now 1-8.
Wesleyan held Trinity's prolific Megan Leonhard (Summit, Soph.) in check on Wednesday, but that didn't stop the Bantams from registering a 12-10 victory in Hartford. Leonhard did post a game-high six ground balls and she caused three Wesleyan turnovers. Trinity is 8-0.
The William Smith duo of Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Jr.) and Emily Leahy (Madison, Soph.) accounted for nearly half their team's offensive output in yesterday's 17-7 loss to SUNY-Cortland. Johnson scored twice (and picked up six ground balls), while Leahy netted one goal. The Herons are now 4-4.