Baseball Gets the Sweep over St. Peter's in 5-2 Win
ALBANY, N.Y.— With the sun shining and blue skies overhead, the University at Albany baseball team (13-19, 3-6) took control from beginning to end to get the win and the series sweep over St. Peter’s (5-26, 1-8), 5-2.
“It was a great win, Ryan Stinar was great again today in his second time out after a month lay-off.” Said head coach Jon Mueller “A lot of momentum this weekend, we built some momentum at home with the win.”
UAlbany opened up the game with a lead off triple to left center field from Will Miller, who scored after St. Peter’s attempted to throw Miller out at third but the ball rolled into the dugout of St. Peter’s allowing Miller to score and gave the Danes an early 1-0 lead.
Later in the inning Evan Harasta hit a single up the middle to score Kyle Sacks from third base.
In the bottom of the second, Karson Canaday scored from third while Patrick Lagravinese was in the middle of a rundown attempting to steal second base, which put the Danes up 3-0.
Sacks scored the fourth run of the game from second off a Matt Hinchy single to second base.
The Danes scored their final run of the game when Tre Todd singled into right field to score Connor Powers from second.
The Peacocks scored two runs in the top of the eighth when Angel Perez and Mike Ionta scored on two separate singles from Jon Kristoffersen and Rob Moore.
Miller led UAlbany on offense with a 3-for-4 day and one run scored, while Canaday went 2-for-3 with one run scored as well.
Ryan Stinar (4-0) picked up his fourth win on the year after pitching 5.0 innings and allowed no earned runs on one hit and struck out six batters.
Stephen Woods came in to the game as a relief pitcher, and pitched 2.0 innings and picked up three strikeouts.
After Derek Balbierz struggled in the eighth inning, Dominic Savino (4) came in to earn the save for the Danes, after pitching 1.2 innings and allowed no earned runs on no hits and struck out one batter.
Anthony Assante (1-5) lost the game for St. Peter’s, giving up five earned runs on ten hits and had three walks.
The Danes close out their eight-game home stand with a mid-week game on Tuesday against Quinnipiac. The single game will begin at three p.m. at Varsity Field.