Baseball Dominates Quinnipiac in 24-14 Win
ALBANY, N.Y.— Putting up its most runs since 2012, the University at Albany baseball team (14-19, 3-6) extended their win streak to four with a giant 24-14 win over Quinnipiac (13-21, 4-5).
“It was a wild game, I think 22 runs is the most we’ve scored in the first few innings of a ball game.” Said head coach Jon Mueller
UAlbany scored in the first four innings of the game, including seven and ten-run scoring outbursts in the bottom of the third and fourth innings.
Leading 5-3, in the bottom of the third inning with the bases loaded and one out, Karson Canaday hits a sacrifice fly into right field to score Matt Hinchy from third, putting the Danes up 6-3. Later in the inning with the bases loaded yet again, Hinchy hit a double down the left field line to clear the base paths and gave UAlbany a 12-3 lead.
Tre Todd led off the bottom of the fourth with his first career home run over the right center field fence. After a few hit by pitched and bases loaded walks to put the Danes up 19-3, Miller cleared the once again loaded bases with a double to the wall in left field and gave UAlbany its largest lead of the day, 22-3.
Quinnipiac did show signs of life late in the game starting in the top of the fifth with a triple to left center field from Matthew Batten that scored Brian Moskey. The next batter, Rob Pescitelli, hit his second homer of the afternoon to put the Bobcats behind 22-6.
After scoring one more run in the top of the sixth, Quinnipiac made a run in the visitor half of the seventh inning. After scoring a few runs off of the UAlbany bullpen, Batten hit another triple that cleared the bases, but UAlbany still remained in the lead, 22-13.
Kyle Sacks put together a solid outing, going 2-for-3 with three RBI’s and three runs scored. Miller had a team high four RBI’s after hitting 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Canaday and Patrick Lagravinese both scored four times in the win.
Angelo Spedafino (1-1) picked up his first win after going 4.0 innings and allowed three earned runs on three hits and struck out six batters.
Terry Dugdale closed out the game with the longest outing out of the bullpen, with 2.2 innings pitched and allowed one earned run.
Charlie Murray (0-1) was given the loss, pitching 2.0 innings and allowed five earned runs on four hits.
The Danes return to the road to face America East Opponent UMass Lowell for a three game series. Game one of Saturday’s doubleheader will begin at noon, and the series will close out with a single game on Sunday starting at noon.