With the 2020 spring sports season canceled by the COVID-19 outbreak, we at Fordham have decided to dig back through our archives and provide our fans with content on some of the outstanding teams and student-athletes who have graced Rose Hill over the years
March 26, 1969 – Fordham baseball’s pitching duo of Rich Juelis and Johnny Grillo had a special day to open the 1969 season, as the tandem combined to throw the tenth no-hitter in Rams history by defeating Kings Point, 3-0. This was the first Fordham no-hitter since Gerry Mackin against Columbia in 1963.
The nine-inning affair started with Juelis pitching the first five innings, allowing just one walk with six strikeouts. Grillo then capped the game with four innings of no-hit relief with six strikeouts.
All of the scoring in the game came in the eighth inning on an RBI-single by Bobby Maher and a two-run single by Dale Moss.
For the year, Juelis made seven starts in eight appearances in 1969, finishing with a 4.67 ERA in 51.2 innings of work with 39 strikeouts. Grillo ended the year with a 2.70 ERA in eight appearances, throwing 40 innings with 23 strikeouts.
March 26, 1995 – Softball’s Becky Cowper scored five runs to set a single game school record, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams fell to RPI in the final game of the Manhattanville Tournament in a shootout, 15-13.
It was the second game of the day against RPI, as Fordham fell in game one, 2-1, but the offense got in gear in game two. The 13 runs scored were the third most by the Rams that season, which ended with a then-program best 18 wins.
Cowper, a two-time All-Patriot League performer, finished her senior season, batting .273 with 33 hits, 22 runs scored, and 22 RBI, all of which were career-highs.
Since that game, Cowper’s school mark has been matched twice by Elise Fortier against Detroit in 2013 and Sydney Canessa at Massachusetts in 2015.