Rowan College at Gloucester County

NJCAA Region XIX D III Baseball Final Four -- Runners Drop Heartbreaker to Cumberland CC
Date: 5/21/2017
Location: Deptford, NJ

​​​​​​​​​The Region XIX Division III Final Four baseball field results are in (see below): 

Final Four Tournament
Saturday, May 20

No. 3 RCGC vs. No. 2 Northampton CC, 12 noon
Northampton 9, RCGC 7

Round One Game 2 
RCGC 8, Brookdale CC 7

At Cumberland CC
No. 4 Brookdale vs. No. 1 Cumberland CC, 12 noon
Cumberland CC 7, Brookdale CC 6

Second Round
Northampton CC 4, Cumberland CC 3

Sunday, May 21
Third Round 
Cumberland CC 4, R​​CGC 3

Championship Round Game 1 
Cumberland CC 6, Northampton,CC 3

Monday, May 22, 2017 
Championship Round Game 2 (Winner Takes All) 
No. 2 Northampton CC at Cumberland CC, 3 pm

To view the Region XIX brackets, click on the link below:

Final Four Day 2 Results: Roadrunners Lose Heartbreaker to Cumberland County 

Centerfielder Matt Woods (Eastern) collected a pair of doubles and knocked in two runs while Dom D'Alessandro (Glassboro) added a double and an RBI, but it wasn't enough as the Roadrunner baseball team dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Cumberland County College in the NJCAA Region XIX Final Four Tournament on Sunday.

Chris Salvey belted a walk off solo home run to cap the win for Cumberland CC.

The loss, the second of the Final Four Tournament, eliminated the Roadrunners from the competition. RCGC held a 3-1 lead entering the seventh inning before the Dukes rallied for two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth inning to pull out the win.
After falling behind 1-0, Woods and D'Alessandro got their bats going, helping the Runners score two in the sixth and one in the top of the seventh for a 3-1 advantage.

Sam Guckin (Riverside) was the losing pitcher while Cumberland's Greg Avis was the winning pitcher in relief of Dan Goggin. 

The Roadrunners finished their season with a 44-14 overall record under coach Rob Valli. 

The Dukes, meanwhile, later topped Northampton CC 6-3. The two teams meet again today with the winner taking the Region XIX championship and earning a trip to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament next weekend in Tennessee. 

Final Four Day 1 Results: Roadrunners Fall to Northampton CC, Bounce Back to Beat Brookdale

The Roadrunners baseball team turned in a 1-1 record in the NJCAA Region XIX Final Four Tournament Saturday afternoon and now face a showdown against Cumberland County College Sunday at 12 noon in the next round. 

Northampton Community College scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a one-run deficit and defeat RCGC baseball 9-7 in the opening game of the Region XIX Final Four  tournament.

Centerfielder Matt Woods (Eastern Regional), who was named Region XIX Player of the Year this week, collected two hits and 3 RBIs in the defeat while designated hitter Dom D'Alessandro (Glassboro) added two doubles and two RBIs. 

Isaiah Easterling (West Deptford) also had three hits for the Runners. Ross Mintzer (Chestnut Hill Academy) suffered the loss in relief of Sam Guckin (Riverside). 

In Game 2, third baseman Isaiah Easterling (West Deptford) slammed two solo home runs and designated hitter Dom D'Alessandro collected three hits and three RBIs to lift the Runners to an 8-7 triumph over No. 4 seed Brookdale CC.

Coach Rob Valli's team erupted for four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to build a 6-2 lead. The lead went to 8-4 before the Jersey Blues scored three runs in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 8-7. 

Chris Sieg (ACIT) added two RBIs for the Roadrunners. Derek Wakely (West Deptford) earned the win on the mound, allowing two earned runs in three innings. Kyle Stinson (Highland Regional) ​was credited with his third save, striking out five in two innings. 

RCGC, now 44-13 overall will face top seed Cumberland County on Sunday at 12 noon.

The top seed Dukes baseball team lost to second-seeded Northampton CC at home to fall to the losers bracket. Before suffering a 4-3 loss at the hands of Northampton, the Dukes rallied for a 7-6 win over Brookdale in their first game.