The men's baseball team squandered an early lead against the University of Scranton in an 8-2 loss on Tuesday.
Through five innings, the Roadrunners held a 2-0 advantage over the Royals that quickly dissipated in the seventh inning when Scranton notched four runs against reliever Jimmy Knight.
Despite allowing nine baserunners, starting pitcher Nick Cavanaugh limited the damage by allowing one run through 5 1/3 innings. Ramapo's bullpen, however, surrendered seven runs through three innings. Matt Marinelli pitched the duration of the game for Scranton.
While Ramapo had 11 hits, they only converted two into runs, leaving 13 total runners on base. Scranton also tallied 11 hits but drew nine walks during the contest.
The loss dropped Ramapo, who entered the game ranked ninth in D3baseball.com's Top 25 Poll, to 16-4 on the season. But it took little time for the Roadrunners to get back into the win column.
They topped St. Joseph's College at Patchogue, N.Y., on Wednesday in a 2-0 victory. In his first start of the season, John Raddich pitched a complete-game shutout. Dave Jacob, who leads the team with a .435 batting average, hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and Christian Spurr gave the Roadrunners an insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth.
Ramapo will face Montclair State University at home today at 3:30 p.m. and will then play an away game against Montclair on Friday.