Big inning propels SUNY Cortland
Red Dragons notch 23rd consecutive win against Kean
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. -- SUNY Cortland used a seven-run fourth inning to propel past the Kean by the final of 10-5 Friday afternoon in action at the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Kean falls to 37-11, breaking its 10-game win streak. The Cougars will face Webster in the elimination bracket at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday while the Red Dragons will take on Wheaton (Mass.).
It was a see-saw battle in the first two innings of action as each team traded single runs. The Red Dragons (40-7-1), winners of 23 consecutive games, broke the game open, plating seven runs with five hits and four walks in the fourth frame, chasing starter Kevin Herget. Herget suffered the loss after tossing three and a third innings. Herget (7-5) allowed six runs and six walks with three strikeouts.
Trailing 10-3, the Cougars plated two runs in their half of the seventh, all with two outs. Senior Vinny Galya got things started with a single and advanced to second on a Cortland miscue. Senior Steve Sanguiliano then lined a triple to the gap putting the score at 10-4. Kean added one more with an RBI single from senior Eddie Jennings.
Jennings was 3-for-4 with two RBI while Sanguiliano was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Max Rosing led Cortland as he was 2-for-4 with three RBI. On the mound, Ray Angelucci improved to 12-1 allowing five runs, three earned, and nine hits in six and two thirds innings of work.