UAlbany Athletics

Baseball Falls 4-3 In Second Game At James Madison

UAlbany Sports Information   02-24-2018

Score: James Madison 4, UAlbany 3

Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, Va.

Records: UAlbany (1-1); James Madison (4-2)

Short Story: The UAlbany baseball team fell in the second of a three-game series at James Madison 4-3 a day after winning the season opener in extra innings.

Coach Mueller: "Today was another tightly contested game.  We had trouble generating offense which had something to do with the JMU pitching.  Defensively we were solid and we again had different guys show flashes of what they can do."

Key Stats

  • Patrick Lagravinese hit 2-3 with a triple and two runs scored in the leadoff position
  • Travis Collins hit 2-4 with a double
  • Angelo Spedafino allowed two hits and no runs with four strikeouts and three walks in 3.0 innings to start the game
  • Connor Takacs allowed no runs with three strikeouts in the final 3.0 innings of the game
  • UAlbany scored three runs on four hits
  • James Madison scored four runs on nine hits and left 11 runners on base

How it happened

  • In the top of the third, UAlbany took a 2-0 lead when, with two runners on base, Connor Powers reached safely on an error by James Madison’s third-baseman, allowing Patrick Lagravinese to cross the plate
  • Next, Powers was caught stealing allowing Brad Malm to score from third
  • James Madison tied the game at two in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single followed by a bases-loaded walk
  • Responding immediately, UAlbany scored once in the top of the fifth when Lagravinese scored on a wild pitch after hitting a two-out triple down the right field line
  • James Madison took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two-RBI single up the middle with two outs and runners on second and third
  • Down one heading into the ninth, UAlbany was retired in order, ending the game 4-3 in favor of the Dukes

Next: The series with James Madison concludes with one final game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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