Baseball Take Series Over North Carolina A&T in 9-2 Win
ALBANY, N.Y.— The University at Albany baseball team (2-4, 0-0), jumped ahead early in Sunday’s series finale against North Carolina A&T (1-5, 0-0) and went on to win 9-2.
“It was a total team effort today, it was a great win for the guys” said head coach Jon Mueller.
In the top of the first, Tre Todd got the Danes first hit of the afternoon with a double to left center. Connor Powers, followed suit, by also hitting a double to the same location bringing in Todd to give the Danes an early 1-0 lead.
With Powers and Evan Harasta on first and third, Matt Hinchy sent Powers home with a single to left field. Kyle Sacks then hit a single to bring in Harasta from second base, increase UAlbany’s lead to 3-0.
The Aggies came within one run in the bottom of the second with RBI’s from Keenan Herring in the first and Kyle Clary in the second.
After pushing its lead to 4-2 in the third, UAlbany put together a four-run fifth inning to take a 8-2 lead. Kaeson Wilson was unable to command the ball in the top of the fifth as he walked three straight UAlbany batters to load the bases.
Matt Hinchy hit home his second and third RBI’s of the day with a double to left field, bringing in Todd and Powers. Sacks and Patrick Lagravinese both walked and Will Miller was hit by a pitch to give the Danes two free runs.
UAlbany added its final run of the day off a double down the left field line from Miller to bring in Sacks from second base.
Hinchy had another solid performance in the series finale leading all UAlbany batters by going 2-for-5 at the plate with three RBI’s.
Ryan Stinar (1-0) received his first win of the season by pitching a strong 5.2 innings with four hits and five strikeouts.
“Ryan Stinar was tremendous today, he had all three pitches working” added Mueller.
Freshman RHP Dom Savino and senior LHP Brendan Ryan came in for the game, pitching a combined 3.1 innings pitched and allowing no runs and giving up just one hit to the Aggies.
Wilson (0-2) took the loss for the Aggies, pitching 4.0 innings, giving up eight hits, eight earned runs and five walks.
The Great Danes head down to New York City to take on NYIT for a four game series with game one of a double header beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday.