NEWARK, N.J. – Thanks in part to five scoreless innings from Mark Potter and a 4-for-4 day from Angel Camacho, Jacksonville University (18-16, 5-1 ASUN) swept the New Jersey Institute of Technology (3-25, 0-6 ASUN) with a 4-3, 10-inning win on Sunday.
Potter and NJIT starter Tyler Stafflinger each pitched five scoreless innings, and the Highlander's Tommy Defer kept JU off the board in the sixth despite allowing two Dolphins on with no outs. A two-out single with an NJIT runner on second put one run on Potter in the bottom of the sixth, but the freshman from Melbourne, Fla., was able to force a putout to second to end the Highlander threat. After six NJIT led 1-0.
Reagan Wright wore a pitch to lead off the seventh, and Alex Seifert outran the Highlander by a foot on a bunt single. Both runners were advanced by a Dakota Julylia single, and Nathan Koslowski collected his first hit of the day on the next pitch, tying the game by plating Wright. Dubrule bounced one straight up the right field line to the first baseman, but gave Seifert enough time to cross the plate, giving JU a 2-1 lead. Shane Wise relieved Potter to start the bottom of the seventh and got three fly-outs. After seven JU led 2-1.
NJIT was troublesome again in the eighth. With two outs and a pitcher's count the NJIT batter hit the scoreboard in right on a solo homer, and the next NJIT batter homered in the opposite direction on the next pitch. After eight NJIT led 3-2.
Koslowski collected his second single of the day to lead off the ninth, and Dubrule's grounder put Koslowski in scoring position with Camacho (3-for-3) coming to the plate. The sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., doubled through the centerfielder's glove to tie the game, and Tyler Santana forced a 1-2-3 inning for NJIT to give JU a shot at the win.
Someillan scored a free base on a walk to lead off the 10th, and after the centerfield was advanced to third on a grounder from Wright and a fly-out from Seifert, Julylia singled through a large gap in the left side to give JU a 4-3 win. The Dolphins have now won six in a row. JU will return home Tuesday to host Savannah State at 7 p.m.