Baseball Falls at Stony Brook 7-4
Score: Stony Brook 7, UAlbany 4
Location: Joe Nathan Field in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (15-19, 7-8 AE); Stony Brook (22-12, 11-4 AE)
Short Story: One big inning for Stony Brook trips up UAlbany as the Great Danes fall in the series finale 7-4.
Coach Mueller: “We came out of the gates slowly today and fell behind in the first two frames. We gave up too many free passes. We played good defense and had some opportunities to clear the bases offensively but the big hit never surfaced.”
- Nick Kondo hit 1-4 with two runs score
- Kevin Donati hit 2-5 with one run scored
- Brad Malm hit 4-5 with two RBIs and one run scored
- Patrick Lagravinese hit 2-4 with one RBI
- Kenny McLean pitched 4.2 relief innings, allowing four runs on four hits with five strikeouts
- UAlbany outhit Stony Brook 13-7
- Each team stranded 12 baserunners
The University at Albany baseball team wrapped its series against Stony Brook on Saturday, falling to the Seawolves by a final score of 7-4. The Great Danes ended the weekend falling in the series two games to one to fall to 7-8 in conference play.
UAlbany got on the board quickly in the top of the first inning, when Brad Malm hit a two-out, RBI single that scored Nick Kondo from second base. Stony Brook knotted the game at one in the bottom of the first, and took a 3-1 lead after scoring two runs in the bottom of the second.
UAlbany responded with one run in the top of the third to cut Stony Brook’s lead to 3-2. Kevin Donati hit a one-out single to shortstop, and advanced to second when Malm hit a single to left. Two batters later, Patrick Lagravinese hit a two-out single to center, scoring Donati from second.
Stony Brook broke open the game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, taking a 7-2 lead. UAlbany chipped away over the next two innings, scoring once in the top of the fifth and once in the top of the sixth.
In the fifth inning, Malm hit a one-out single to left-center, and advance to third when Marc Wangenstein and Lagravinese drew back-to-back walks. Travis Collins grounded out to first, allowing Malm to score. In the sixth, Kondo drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and advanced to third when Dolan Ocasal singled to right. Following a Stony Brook pitching change, Malm singled to center, scoring Kondo and bringing UAlbany within 7-4.
The Great Dane defense held up for the next two innings, preventing the Seawolves from scoring another run. Trailing by the same margin entering the top of the ninth, UAlbany’s comeback attempt failed to materialize as the Danes went down in order to end the game.
Malm finished the game hitting 4-5 with two RBIs and one run scored. For the series, he hit 8-12 with two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and four runs scored. Lagravinese hit 2-4 on Saturday with one RBI, and Kondo hit 1-4 and scored two runs. In relief of UAlbany starting pitcher Connor Morrisroe, Kenny McLean struck out five batters in 4.2 innings while allowing four runs on four hits.
Next: UAlbany plays each of its next 10 games at home, starting Tuesday, April 23 against Central Connecticut.