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Baseball Falls 8-2 in Series Finale vs. UMass Lowell

UAlbany Sports Information   05-06-2018

Score: UMass Lowell 8, UAlbany 2

Location: Varsity Field in Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (18-20, 8-10 AE); UMass Lowell (20-24, 11-10 AE)

Short Story: UMass Lowell strikes late to take series victory over UAlbany.

Coach Mueller: “We were a little sloppy today. Free passes hurt us. Three errors really put us in a tough spot. I thought it was a great game for about seven innings and we have to clean that up if we want to put away good teams. Give Lowell credit, they advantage of everything we gave them. We have Maine next weekend so we’re looking forward to that.”

Key Stats

  • Jack McClure, making his first start of the season, lasted 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with four strikeouts
  • Brendan Smith pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing four runs on five hits with two strikeouts
  • Connor Takacs pitched the final 0.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with one strikeout
  • Patrick Lagravinese hit 1-3 with two walks and one RBI
  • Marc Wangenstein hit 1-3 with a double and one RBI
  • Chris Turco hit 2-4 with a double
  • Travis Collins hit 1-2 with a walk and a run scored 

How it happened

  • In the top of the second, UMass Lowell loaded the bases with no outs, coming away with two runs
  • UAlbany stranded a runner on third in the bottom of the third
  • With two on and one out in the bottom of the fifth, Patrick Lagravinese hit an RBI single to center field, scoring Travis Collins from second. Nick Kondo next worked a four-pitch walk to load the bases. Marc Wangenstein hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Brad Malm from third and tying the game at two.
  • UMass Lowell retook the lead with one run in the top of the eighth
  • The Riverhawks took advantage of miscues by UAlbany, breaking out for five runs in the top of the ninth to take an 8-2 lead
  • UAlbany’s rally attempt in the bottom of the ninth ended stranding a runner on third

Next: UAlbany continues its seven-game homestand with a mid-week game against Army on Tuesday.

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