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Baseball Splits Doubleheader With UMass Lowell

UAlbany Sports Information   05-05-2018

Game One: UMass Lowell 12, UAlbany 4

Game Two: UAlbany 7, UMass Lowell 1

Location: Varsity Field in Albany, N.Y. 

Records: UAlbany (18-19, 8-9 AE); UMass Lowell (19-24, 10-10 AE)

Short Story: Varsity Field sees seven home runs in UAlbany’s doubleheader split with UMass Lowell 

Coach Mueller: “We got off to a tough start in the first game. Lowell came out and swung the bats real well, and we weren’t able to manage much offensively. I thought we did a better job on offense in the second game. Dom was terrific again. He’s so consistent that if we can get a couple more guys to add to that list I think we’ll be in good shape down the stretch run.”

Key Stats

  • Game one – John Clayton lasted 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits with three strikeouts
  • Dan Yankowski pitched 1.0 inning in relief, allowing three hits
  • Ben Brown pitched 3.0 innings, allowing four runs on five hits with four strikeouts
  • Brenden Cournoyer pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout
  • Marc Wangenstein hit 2-4 with a home run
  • Travis Collins hit 2-3 with a run scored
  • Nick Kondo hit 1-3 with a home run
  • Chris Turco hit 1-1 with a double and two RBIs
  • The teams combined for six home runs in the first game, exceeding by one the total to date at Varsity Field this season
  • Game two – Dominic Savino pitched a complete game (7.0 innings), allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts
  • Patrick Lagravinese hit 1-3 with a double and two RBIs
  • Wangenstein hit 1-4 with a home run
  • Ryan Hernandez hit 2-3 with a rung scored
  • Turco hit 1-1 with one RBI and two runs scored
  • Kondo hit 1-2 with two RBIs

Game One

  • UMass Lowell scored right away, crossing the plate twice in the top of the first
  • Nick Kondo hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the third
  • UMass Lowell exploded for five runs in the top of the fourth
  • UAlbany threatened in the bottom of the fourth, putting runners on first and second with no outs, but came out of the inning with no runs
  • UMass Lowell added two runs in the top of the sixth
  • Marc Wangenstein hit a leadoff home run to right in the bottom of the sixth, hitting the scoreboard
  • UMass Lowell led off the top of the eighth with back-to-back home runs
  • UMass Lowell added one run in the top of the ninth
  • Chris Turco hit a two-RBI double with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, but UAlbany’s rally attempt ended there, trailing 12-4

Game Two

  • Marc Wangenstein put UAlbany on the board early, hitting a solo home run to left with one out in the bottom of the first
  • UAlbany loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth, setting up a two-RBI double for Patrick Lagravinese to give UAlbany a 3-0 lead
  • UAlbany loaded the bases again, with one out in the bottom of the fifth, coming away with four runs and forcing a UMass Lowell pitching change
  • UMass Lowell got on the board in the top of the sixth to cut the UAlbany lead to 7-1

The Great Danes will wrap the series with UMass Lowell with one game on Sunday at noon. Following the game, UAlbany will host its annual Vs. Cancer ceremony.

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