Baseball Takes Series Finale At Hofstra, 6-4
Score: UAlbany 6, Hofstra 4
Location: University Field in Hempstead, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (7-5); Hofstra (9-4)
Short Story: UAlbany baseball wins its third series of the season after taking the final game against Hofstra 6-4.
Coach Mueller: “Very proud of our guys winning the series finale today. John Clayton gave us a quality start and Dan Yankowski sealed the deal at the end."
- John Clayton lasted 6.0 innings, allowing three runs with five strikeouts
- Dan Yankowski pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts
- Marc Wangenstein hit 2-3 with a walk, a run scored and one RBI
- Patrick Lagravinese hit 2-4 with a run scored
- UAlbany held Hofstra to 3-11 hitting with runners in scoring position
How it happened
- Hofstra scored first with two runs in the bottom of the third
- UAlbany responded immediately, scoring four runs in the top of the fourth. Marc Wangenstein worked a leadoff walk, and advanced to second when Patrick Lagravinese hit a single to right. Both Wangenstein and Lagravinese advanced a base on a passed ball, and advanced again on a wild pitch that allowed Wangenstein to score. With a runner on third, Matt Codispoti hit an RBI single through the left side. Kenny Hayden, with two outs and one on, reached safely on a fielding error by the Hofstra shortstop. Codispoti and Hayden each advanced a base to third and second on a balk by the Hofstra pitcher, before Nick Kondo hit a single to shortstop, which scored Codispoti and Hayden when the Hofstra shortstop committed a throwing error.
- Hofstra scored once in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Great Dane lead to 4-3
- UAlbany scored twice in the top of the seventh. Brad Malm worked a leadoff walk and scored when Connor Powers hit a single through the right side and the Hofstra right fielder committed a throwing error. With Powers on third and none out, Wangenstein hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Powers.
- Hofstra added one run in the bottom of the seventh to cut the lead to 6-4, but what unable to score again
Next: The Great Danes have an immediate turnaround, playing at Saint Peter’s on Monday, March 19.