Softball Prepares for Stretch of NJAC Conference Games

Photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics

The Roadrunners Softball team will continue their New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule when they host New Jersey City University at 3 p.m. for a doubleheader today and then host Rowan for another back-to-back tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Ramapo is 2-0 in the NJAC so far this season after opening their season with two wins on the road against Stockton College on Saturday. The first game against Stockton went into extra innings, as it took the Roadrunners until the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie and earn a 6-4 win.

Sophomore Grace Brennan, senior Jaclyn Lima and junior Danielle Saporito scored runs in the top of the ninth and freshman Katrina Buczkowski pitched all nine innings for the Roadrunners, giving up just five hits while throwing nine strikeouts.

In the second game against Stockton, the Roadrunners used a strong effort in a three run sixth inning to earn a 7-2 win. Ramapo entered the top of the sixth with a 3-2 lead, but was able to pull away late in the game.

Ramapo is one of four teams to begin the NJAC season with 2-0 records along with The College of New Jersey, Kean and Rowan. Rutgers-Camden is also undefeated in the NJAC Conference with a 3-0 record.

The Roadrunners will look to pick up two more wins today against an NJCU team that is 0-2 in the Conference after back-to-back losses to Kean on Sunday. The Gothic Knights are 1-11 overall and were outscored a combined 25-4 against Kean in the doubleheader.

The real test will come for the Roadrunners against a strong Rowan team tomorrow. The defending NJAC Champions are 20-0 so far this season after two NJAC games against Montclair and two spring tournaments.

The Profs have played more games overall than any other NJAC team this season yet remain undefeated.

In the doubleheader against Montclair on Sunday, Rowan cruised to 12-4 and 13-0 wins, which were both called after five innings.

Rowan will also be in action today on the road against TCNJ. Both the Roadrunners and the Profs will look to come into tomorrow’s games with 4-0 records in the NJAC Conference.

The Roadrunners will see how they fare against the team that is expected to repeat as Conference Champions. The Roadrunners are 9-5 overall this season.