Bill Ziskin

Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Binghamton

UAlbany Sports Information   04-21-2018

Game One Score: UAlbany 3, Binghamton 2

Game Two Score: Binghamton 2, UAlbany 0

Location: Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (16-16, 6-8 AE); Binghamton (10-21-1, 6-8 AE)

Short Story: The Great Danes split the series-opening doubleheader at Binghamton and remain tied for sixth place in the America East standings with the Bearcats.

Coach Mueller: “Two well-played games today at Binghamton.  Good split for the team and an opportunity to win a series tomorrow.”

Key Stats

  • Game one – John Clayton lasted 6.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts
  • Jack McClure earned his second save of the season, pitching 2.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts
  • Ryan Hernandez hit 2-4 with a double and two RBIs
  • It was UAlbany’s second consecutive victory over 2017 America East Pitcher of the Year Nick Gallagher
  • Game two – Dominic Savino pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on two hits with four strikeouts
  • Marc Wangenstein hit 1-2 with a walk

Game One

  • UAlbany struck first, scoring one run in the top of the fourth.  Matt Codispoti hit a leadoff single and advanced to second in the next at bat when Patrick Lagravinese grounded out to the Binghamton pitcher.  Ryan Hernandez next hit an RBI double to center, scoring Codispoti from second.
  • UAlbany took a 3-0 lead with two runs in the top of the sixth.  With one out and no one on, Codispoti was hit by a pitch, and advanced to second when Lagravinese hit a single through the right side.  Hernandez hit an RBI single through the left side, scoring Codispoti and advancing Lagravinese to third.  Brad Malm next hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Lagravinese.
  • Binghamton scored one run in the bottom of the seventh
  • Binghamton’s rally attempt fell short in the bottom of the ninth with runners on first and second after scoring one run to cut the lead to 3-2

Game Two

  • Binghamton scored the only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fourth
  • UAlbany put a runner on third with two outs in the top of the seventh

Next: UAlbany will play Binghamton Sunday afternoon with the series victory on the line.

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