Baseball Shutout by Marist, 2-0

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the University at Albany baseball team (8-17, 1-5) was unable to score any runs in the loss to Marist (12-12, 4-2), 2-0.

Andrew Rouse began the bottom of the first with a double to right field. After Graham McIntire flied out to Eric Mueller in left field, Tyler Kirkpatrick hit a home run over the left centerfield wall to score the games only two runs.

UAlbany started the game with a one out single up the middle from Kevin Donati, but were unable to bring him home.

Joey Tracy also hit a single to left center to begin the top of the eighth inning and advanced to second when Patrick Lagravinese grounded out. However, the Danes could not score on a run in the inning.

Evan Harasta and Mueller tacked on the Danes other two hits of the game.

Kirkpatrick led Marist at bat going 3-for-4 with two RBI’s and one scored.

Brian Paulino (1-2) was given the loss for UAlbany, pitching 3.0 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits.

Derek Balbierz, Dominic Savino and Joe Romero all pitched in relief, giving up no earned runs and a combined three hits.

Tony Romanelli (2-0) earned the win, after pitching a scoreless 4.2 innings and allowed three hits and struck out three batters. Ryan Thomas earned his ninth save of the year by closing out the game with a perfect ninth inning.

The Danes return home for an America East Conference series against UMBC, starting with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon and a single game on Sunday beginning at noon as well.

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