Season wrap up

SPORTS. Here's a look at how some local athletes performed during their first year of collegiate sports.

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| 08 Aug 2019 | 12:07

Riley Scuralli (Newton High School) was a freshman infielder for the Rutgers-Newark softball team this year. Scuralli played in 30 games and started in 24 of them for Rutgers-Newark. She had a .242 batting average with 15 hits. Scuralli had a double, 10 RBIS and scored five runs.

The Scarlet Raiders had 16 overall wins, including a 9-5 mark on their home field. They had seven victories in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Let’s take a glance at other local student athletes who competed in collegiate sports this past season. This is the second installation in the series:

Jared Miller (Lenape Valley High School) and Korey Vough (Kittatinny High School) were both members of the Centenary University (Hackettstown, NJ) baseball squad this past season. Miller, a freshman pitcher appeared in seven games and started in two of them for Centenary. He had one save and struck out 14 batters.

Vough, a freshman catcher played in 10 games and started in one of them for Centenary. He had two hits and scored a run.The Cyclones posted an overall record of 17-19 with a mark of 11-8 at home. In the Colonial States Athletic Conference they went 8-7. Kalen Smith, a graduate of Kittatinny High School was on the roster as a freshman who played attack for The College of New Jersey (Ewing) women’s lacrosse team this year. Smith played in three games for TCNJ.The Lions had an overall record of 14-6, including a record of 11-1 at home.

In the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) they went 7-0. TCNJ hosted and won the NJAC Tournament with victories over Kean University (18-4, semifinals) and Rowan University (17-12, championship game). From there, the Lions advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they topped Colby College in an opening round game in Ewing. In the next round, they lost to Tufts University in a contest held in Medford, Massachusetts. Jerome Beyer Jr. (Lenape Valley High School) and Nate Kolzow (Newton) High School were both on the roster for the Centenary University men’s golf team in 2019.

Beyer Jr., a sophomore placed ninth overall individually at the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Golf Championships held in Telford, Pennsylvania. For his effort, Beyer Jr. earned Second Team All-CSAC. Kolzow is on the roster as a senior.The Cyclones finished with a 2-2 record in dual meets. They placed third in the team scoring at the CSAC Golf Championships. Kyle Piekarz (Lenape Valley High School) was on the roster as a sophomore pitcher for the Kean University (Union, NJ) baseball team this year. Piekarz appeared in four games and tallied three strikeouts on the mound for Kean.

The Cougars tallied an overall record of 31-16 and they were 22-9 on their home field. In the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) they had a mark of 14-4. Nick Krawchuk (Newton High School) was a sophomore who played defense for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (Newark) men’s lacrosse program in 2019. Krawchuk competed in five games for NJIT. The Highlanders had two overall victories, with one win on their home field.