Bill Ziskin

Late Rally Secures Series Sweep Of Hartford

UAlbany Sports Information   04-07-2019

Game One:  UAlbany 5, Hartford 2

Records: UAlbany (14-9, 3-0 AE), Hartford (12-18, 1-5 AE)

Location: Albany Field – Albany, N.Y.

Short Story: The University at Albany softball team improves to 3-0 in America East action following a 5-2 victory against Hartford on Sunday afternoon.

The Great Danes outscored the Hawks, 19-7, on the weekend and now sit in first place in the conference standings.

Highlights: 

  • Chelsea Henige went 2-for-3 at the plate today, as seven different Great Danes recorded hits.
  • In the circle, Celeste Verdolivo (3.1 innings) earned her 10th win of the spring and second of the weekend. The senior has recorded double-digits wins in consecutive seasons at UAlbany.
  • The Great Danes now hold a 43-11 advantage in the all-time series.

Game 1

The visitors took a 2-1 lead in the third inning but the duo of Chloe Lewis and Verdolivo combined to pitch four shutout innings the rest of the way top pick up the win.

Trailing 2-1 in the fifth inning, UAlbany saw a one-out rally load the basses following a single, a walk and a bunt. Katie Falotico delivered a deep fly ball to the fence in the center field, allowing Love Drumgole to tag from third and knot the score, 2-2. 

The home team continued to rake at the plate, scoring three runs on three hits to take the lead for good in the sixth. Henige began the inning with a leadoff double before coming around to score on an outfield single by Maranda Jimenez. Three pitches later, Amelia Ely roped a two-bagger to right field, scoring one, before Shaye Swiatek notched a sacrifice fly to make it a 5-2 game.

Lewis retired the first five batters of the game before allowing a hit. Verdolivo recorded a strike out over the final 3.1 innings on her way to her 10th win of the season.

Up Next:  The Great Danes continue America East action with a weekday doubleheader against instate foe Binghamton on Wednesday, April 10. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. in Binghamton, N.Y. 

 

MORE FROM UALBANY Softball

MORE HEADLINES

GREAT DANE TVON-DEMAND VIDEO

<
Softball Walks-Off vs UMBC, 1-0, on Senior Day
April 28, 2019 Softball
Softball Walks-Off vs UMBC, 1-0, on Senior Day
WATCH MORE VIDEO
Falotico's Grand Slam Helps Softball Blank Niagara, 7-0
April 25, 2019 Softball
Falotico's Grand Slam Helps Softball Blank Niagara, 7-0
WATCH MORE VIDEO
>

GREAT DANE TV ON AMERICAEAST.TV