Baseball Shutout by Marist, 2-0
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.
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.