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February-28-03 Vanderbilt Outlasts Rutgers, 3-2, in 12 Innings
NASHVILLE, TN – It took nearly 28 years and three extra innings, but the score is finally settled. After playing to a 7-7 tie in 1975 in the only previous meeting between the two teams, Vanderbilt used a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 12th inning to knock off Rutgers, 3-2, tonight at Hawkins Field. The Scarlet Knights tied the game at 2-2 with a two-out, RBI single in the ninth from Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) and received outstanding relief pitching from freshman Chris Lillis (Fair Haven, NJ) in his collegiate debut. With the loss, RU falls to 0-3.

February-23-03 Weather Halts Completion of RU-ODU Baseball Game
NORFOLK, VA – The weather system that forced the postponement of the Rutgers-Old Dominion baseball game on Saturday continued today, halting the completion of the contest. Every attempt was made to reconvene at noon today, however officials determined the field was not playable. Since the teams played five innings on Saturday, it was declared official with Old Dominion picking up the victory, 5-2. The third game in the series, scheduled for 1 p.m. today, was also cancelled.

February-22-03 Rain Postpones ODU-RU Baseball Game After Five Innings
NORFOLK, VA – Pinch-hitter Brandon Le Noir drilled a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the fifth-inning to snap a 2-2 tie and, less than 10 minutes later, torrential rains saturated the field, forcing the postponement of today’s game in the top of the sixth inning. Shortly after Vinny Esposito (Middletown, NJ) led off the top of the sixth with a single, rain and wind infiltrated Bud Metheny Baseball Complex and within minutes, the field was immersed in standing water.

February-21-03 Rutgers Baseball Falls in Season Opener, 5-1
NORFOLK, VA – Old Dominion sophomore Justin Verlander, considered one of the nation’s top pitchers, limited Rutgers to just four hits and one run over 8.2 innings as the Scarlet Knights fell, 5-1, in their 2003 season opener. Verlander, the 2002 CAA Rookie of the Year, took a shutout into the ninth before allowing an RBI single to Matt Wolski (Hamilton, NJ). With the loss, RU falls to 0-1, while ODU improves to 2-2.

February-06-03 Former Standout DeJesus Named Royals’ Top Farmhand
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Former Rutgers standout David DeJesus (Manalapan, NJ) was selected last Wednesday as the Royals’ Minor League Player of the Year for 2002, following a season in which he hit a combined .288 with 76 runs scored and 56 RBI for Class-A Wilmington (DE) and Double-A Wichita (KS).

January-31-03 Santiago Ends Career Due to Injury
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Right-handed pitcher David Santiago (Sayreville, NJ) has left the Rutgers baseball team after absorbing another setback following arm surgery this past summer. After enduring two surgeries during his collegiate career, he appeared unlikely to be healthy in time for the 2003 season. Santiago underwent a second shoulder reconstruction surgery on July 10, 2002.

January-24-03 Rutgers Baseball Duo Picked Among Best in Class
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Sophomore OF Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ) and freshman OF Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) have earned a spot on the Baseball America Fab 50 in their respective class. The rankings were part of the magazine’s annual Baseball Preview issue, which hit newsstands today.

January-24-03 Brownlie Leaves Rutgers
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Right-handed pitcher Bobby Brownlie (Edison, NJ) decided today that he will not return to Rutgers University. Brownlie, who was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball amateur draft last June, will forego his senior season and employ Scott Boras as his attorney. He will continue to pursue a contract with the Chicago Cubs organization.

December-04-02 Rutgers Baseball Picked Fourth in BIG EAST Preseason Poll
PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers baseball team, in a vote of league head coaches, has been picked to finish fourth in the 2003 BIG EAST Preseason Poll, released today by the conference office. Defending regular season and tournament champion Notre Dame earned nine of 11 first-place endorsements and was picked to finish first, followed by Virginia Tech and Boston College.

November-19-02 Rutgers Baseball Announces Early Signings
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers University head baseball coach Fred Hill announced today that four New Jersey high school stars have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Rutgers and begin their collegiate baseball careers in the fall of 2003.

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