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Rutgers baseball winners in six of last seven games



Chris Brito had a big day as Rutgers defeated Monmouth 8-1 on Tuesday. Photo credit Tom Gilbert/Rutgers Athletics

Rutgers baseball is rolling having won six of its last seven games following a 8-1 victory over Monmouth (12-20; 3-13 CAA) on Tuesday. It was another dominant pitching effort along with balanced offense as the Scarlet Knights improved to 21-16 overall (4-5 Big Ten).

Justin Sinibaldi tossed three scoreless innings to start the game. He allowed just one hit, struck out two and walked two. Jake Marshall followed with three scoreless innings of his own, earning the win. Marshall improved to 3-1 on the season in allowing just one hit and striking out three. Monmouth scored one run in the seventh inning, the lone run scored by the Hawks in the game.

Rutgers scored on an error in the first inning before scoring three runs in the fourth inning. Chris Brito knocked in his first of three RBI in the game during the 4th. He also drove in two runs later in the seventh off of a double. Brito finished 3 of 5 at the plate along with 2 runs scored. Maximus Martin and Jordan Sweeney had one RBI apiece in the fourth inning, while Hugh Pickney and Danny Melnick both drove runs in during the sixth inning.

The win at Monmouth was the start of an eight game road trip for the program. RU visits Northwestern for a three game series this weekend. It’s a huge opportunity for the Scarlet Knights to move up the Big Ten standings as they’re currently tied for seventh place. The Wildcats are just 6-25 this season and 3-6 in Big Ten play. The series will streak live on B1G+ with games taking place Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 at noon.

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  1. pj43

    April 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    The team may be warming up along with weather. Not a great weather forecast this weekend in Evanston with chilly temps, but still an opportunity to win another Big Ten series.

    • FlaRef

      April 19, 2023 at 8:38 pm

      Bats have been warming up and if the pitching holds, could be a much needed sweep to move up in the conference standings.

      • FlaRef

        April 22, 2023 at 7:27 pm

        Cold and nasty in Evanston but the bats are hot and the broom is ready for the series sweep!

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