Clayton was fantastic and Kruszka brought us home. The defense was solid and we did a good job on a very tough lefty. Had chances to put up runs throughout but executed late in the game.”
Short Story: After suffering from schedule changes due to poor weather, UAlbany beat Manhattan in Game 1 of its three-game series.
John Clayton pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and five strikeouts.
Joe Kruszka pitched the final 2.0 innings in relief allowing zero runs on two hits and two strikeouts.
Josh Loeffler was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Travis Collins was 2-for-5 with two runs.
Marc Wangenstein was 3-for-5 with one run, a triple, and three RBI.
Patrick Lagravinese was 3-for-5 with one RBI.
Jason Bottari was 2-for-4 with a run.
After both teams went scoreless in the first five innings, UAlbany scored its first two runs at the top of the sixth, thanks in part to a triple from Marc Wangenstein and an RBI from Patrick Lagravinese.
Manhattan struck back with a run of its own at the bottom of the sixth.
An RBI from Josh Loeffler helped Josh Bottari score a run, unearned at the top of the seventh.
Manhattan scored another run at the bottom of the seventh.
A double RBI from Marc Wangenstein scored UAlbany an additional two runs at the top of the ninth.