Rutgers baseball pounded Lafayette 23-3 on Tuesday. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.

RUTGERS 23 – Lafayette 3

If someone told you Rutgers won a game by the count of 23-3, you’d probably think it was football. Well, Rutgers baseball put up the football-like score, in pounding Lafayette on-route to an 11th straight victory. Rutgers (26-6) is currently ranked 22nd in the Nation.

“The Scarlet Knights took advantage of 20 free passes (17 walks, 3 hit-by-pitches) and slugged three home runs to score 20+ runs for the third time this season and win by double-digit runs for the ninth time,” Scarlet

Rutgers had seven hitters with multi-RBI games on Tuesday, with Chris Brito leading the way with five RBI. Brito’s grand slam home run in the bottom of the first inning staked Rutgers to a 4-1 lead, and jumpstarted another record setting offensive showcase for the Scarlet Knights.

Richie Schiekofer had four RBI in the victory. He drove in a run with the bases loaded in the second inning on a walk, and later cleared the bases on a double down the first baseline that gave Rutgers a 13-1 lead in the third inning.

Tony Santa Maria, Danny DiGeorgio and Jordan Sweeney all had three-RBI’s a piece during the offensive explosion.

Santa Maria drove in his runs on a walk, hit by pitch and a sac fly, while DiGeorgio had a two-run single in the second inning that made it a 7-1 game; he added his third RBI on bases loaded walk in the third inning.

As for Sweeney, well, he got into the action with the longball, powering two home runs in the late stages to help build Rutgers lead out to 23-2.

With the victory, Rutgers moves to 26-6 on the season and are 8-0 at home. They will host Penn on Wednesday afternoon, before welcoming Indiana into Piscataway on the weekend.