The Dukes rebounded from a tough loss Wednesday with commanding wins of 12-1 and 9-2 over visiting Raritan Valley CC Saturday Afternoon. A pair of freshmen in Nick Ferrett and Nick Bralczyk picked up wins on the hill.
In Game 1 Ferrett improved to 3-1 on the season, allowing four hits, one run (unearned), and three walks while striking out three Golden Lions batters. In Game 2, Bralczyk pitched 5 and 2/3s, surrendering two unearned runs on three hits and striking out seven.
In the Dukes tweleve-run Game 1, five batters finished with two hits (Schoelkopf, Banes, Goggin, Walker, and Vickery), with all nine starters scoring at least one run. Freshman Dan Goggin finished the day with four hits, two run scored, and three RBIs. In Game 2, Chris Salvey and Raul Perez-Duran each went 2 for 3 with homeruns.
Cumberland improved to 17-6 on the season and will host a total of five games in the coming week. The Dukes will square off against conference for Brookdale CC on Wednesday at 3:30 PM.