The 42 combined runs between the teams were the most in a game involving NJCU in the 61-year history of the program, breaking the mark of 40 in a 32-8 loss to
The win was the 1,400th in the 76-year history of the
There were a combined 20 runs scored in the fourth inning—12 by
The 26 runs by MSU were the most since a 26-8 victory over Rutgers-Camden last season while t The 26 runs were the most allowed by the Knights since a 28-3 loss to
In a game where 17 different players had at least one hit, 14 had multiple hits, and 19 posted an RBI, it was NJCU sophomore designated hitter Alex Mena (North Bergen, NJ / Hudson Catholic) with the most impressive offensive day, going 3-for-6 with five RBIs, two runs, a double and triple.
MSU graduate student rightfielder Rob Bowness (Sparta, NJ/Seton Hall Prep), one of eight Red Hawks among 17 position players who logged time that had multiple hits, finished going 4-for-4 with four runs, three RBIs and a triple.
Junior third baseman Stephen Piscitello (Hauppauge, NY/Hauppauge) scored four times, going 3-for-5 with two runs and junior leftfielder Ed Kloepping (Pennsville, NJ/Pennsville) was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Senior centerfielder Michael Nunes (
Senior first baseman Lou Politan (
NJCU senior centerfielder Rob Sumner (
Also for NJCU, senior second baseman Andrew Decibus (
Junior catcher Kristopher Brus (
Four MSU pitchers allowed 14 earned runs, but freshman right-hander Kevin Wieme (Bayville, NJ/Paramus), who pitched the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, was credited with his first career decision (1-0), allowing three runs and four hits in 3.0 innings. NJCU sophomore lefty Chris Smith (