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UAlbany Takes Down Manhattan

UAlbany Sports Information   03-24-2019

 

Game Score: UAlbany 5, Manhattan. 2

 

Location: Wappingers Falls, NY (Dutchess Stadium)

 

Records: UAlbany (6-9), Manhattan (4-15)

 

Head Coach Jon Mueller

 

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.

 

Key Stats:

  • 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.

 

Game Recap:  

  • 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.

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