September 19, 2019 | 52° F

Rutgers returns home to face Fordham

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Due to inclement weather, the Rutgers softball team has not been able to play a home game yet this season. 

After being swept by Northwestern over the weekend, the Scarlet Knights (15-14, 0-3) head home to Piscataway to take on Fordham in what will be its home opener. Rutgers is holding on to being above .500 by just one game. The Knights hope to add a game to their win column before facing Michigan in a 3-game series this weekend.

The Rams (9-17) may be confident after winning 2 of 3 games against George Washington, but they are just 3-7 on the road.

Fordham is ranked 208 nationally in RPI, while the Rutgers is ahead in the rankings at 113.

The Knights must look out for the A-10 Conference Player of the Week, second baseman Jordy Storm, who had a .429 batting average, a .467 on base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage for four games in Georgia last week. She had 2 home runs in a single game.

Rutgers offense will need to wake up if they want to win this game. The Knights only had six hits and 4 runs against the Wildcats (22-6). Meanwhile, the Rams had 31 hits and 16 runs against the Colonials (22-9).

Rutgers will rely on some spark on offense from upperclassmen, senior infielder Jess Hughes and junior utility Anyssa Iliopoulos along with true freshman catcher Katie Wingert, who are all batting over .300 on the year.

Fordham’s pitching has seem to primarily been a rotation between Mackenzie Mcgrath and Madie Aughinbaugh. If the rotation stands true, Mcgrath will be on the mound Wednesday against the Knights.

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Romeo Palmieri

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