The Kean University baseball team edged visiting Richard Stockton College 7-6 in 11 innings in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tourn-ament in Union, and eliminated the Ospreys with their second tournament loss.

Ryan Kelly singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th for Kean (32-8), which is ranked fifth in NCAA Division III by

Stockton's Barry Larro was 3-for-3 with three walks, two runs and a stolen base.

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Mike Bush (Southern Regional) went 2-for-5 with a run and two stolen bases.

Shawn Kessler and Justin Gordon each added two hits. Brett Solomen and George Eisenhart both had RBI singles.

The Ospreys led 6-3, but Kean tied it in the bottom of the seventh inning. Stockton stranded two runners in the 10th inning and another in the 11th.

Stockton (23-18) could receive a bid to the ECAC Tournament.

The brackets will be announced Monday, and the tournament begins Wednesday.

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Records-Kean 32-8, Stockton 23-18.

Cumberland County College baseball: The Dukes earned the fourth seed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX playoffs and will host fifth-seeded Northampton Community College at noon Saturday in Vineland in the first two games of a best-of-three series.

If a third game is needed, it will be played at noon Sunday in Vineland.

Cumberland County is 32-12 while Northampton, of Bethlehem, Pa., is 24-11.

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