Winning nine of 17 America East Tournament titles, the University at Albany has earned the Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner's Cup for the fifth consecutive athletic season and the sixth time in history.
After falling to UMBC in Saturday's early game, the University at Albany baseball team (26-26) faced off against five-seed Maine (25-28) in the tournament's fourth elimination game. The Great Danes defeated the Black Bears 3-0 to start the tournament, but the rematch fell in Maine's favor, with UAlbany falling by a final score of 12-5.
Following schedule adjustments due to inclement weather, the University at Albany baseball team (26-25) took the field against two-seed UMBC (22-23) after an impromptu off day during the America East tournament. The Great Danes fell behind early to the Retrievers, ultimately falling by a final score of 9-0. The Great Danes now move into the elimination bracket, and UMBC has clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game.
The University at Albany baseball team (26-24) squared off against top overall seed Binghamton (30-12) Thursday after defeating Maine in the tournament's opening game yesterday. The game was originally moved up to 9:00 a.m. from its scheduled 11:00 a.m. start time due to impeding inclement weather, but still suffered through a rain delay that pushed first pitch to 12:45 p.m. When the game finally got underway, the Great Danes, facing recently crowned America East Pitcher of the Year Nick Gallagher, jumped out to a lead and held off a short Bearcats rally to win 7-3.
Opening the America East tournament with a fourth-consecutive game against Maine, the University at Albany baseball team (25-24, 10-13 AE) shut out the Black Bears (21-28, 8-12 AE) 3-0 to earn a matchup with top-overall seed Binghamton Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Seven University at Albany baseball players have been named in the America East 2017 season awards, the conference offices accounted at the tournament banquet Tuesday night. The Great Danes landed two All-Conference First Team selections, three All-Conference Second Team selections, one All-Rookie selection, and two All-Academic selections.
After clinching the fourth overall seed on the second to last day of the regular season, the University at Albany baseball team (24-24, 10-13 AE) will finally begin postseason play, opening the America East tournament on Wednesday against five-seed Maine (27-27, 8-12 AE).
University at Albany freshman Nick Kondo has been named America East Baseball Rookie of the Week, the conference offices announced Monday. In the final weekly awards recognition of the season, Kondo is joined by Player of the Week Justin Yuchak, and Pitcher of the Week Jacob Wloczewski, both from Binghamton.
After winning both games of the doubleheader on Friday, the University at Albany baseball team (24-24, 10-13 AE) fell in the final game of their road series at Maine (21-27, 8-12 AE), and their final game of the regular season. The Great Danes dropped a close game to the Black Bears by a score of 2-1.
The University at Albany baseball team (24-23, 10-12 AE) opened its final weekend of the 2017 regular season Friday with a road doubleheader against America East opponent Maine (20-27, 7-12 AE). The Great Danes took both games from the Black Bears, winning the first game 7-6 and then winning the second in extra innings 3-2. The two wins put UAlbany over .500 for the first time since March 19. Further, the 24 wins and the 10 conference wins each exceed the team's totals from last season.
The University at Albany baseball team (22-23, 8-12 AE) will close out the 2016-17 regular season this weekend with one final America East series. Starting on Friday, the Great Danes will three games at Maine.
On Tuesday, the University at Albany baseball team (22-23, 8-12 AE) hosted its final home game of the 2017 regular season. The Great Danes defeated the visiting Sacred Heart Pioneers (18-33, 11-12 NEC) by a score of 14-13 after an up-and-down game that culminated in a go-ahead home run from senior Eric Mueller.