Named America East Player Of The Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior outfielder Nolan Gaige has been selected as the America East Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday.
Gaige (East Greenbush, N.Y.) led UAlbany to a series victory over conference foe UMBC, batting .500 with a conference-best five RBI, three triples, three runs scored, and stole one base in one attempt.
With his first triple of the weekend, Gaige became the program’s all-time leader, belting 14 in his career. His seven hits in the series also moved Gaige into fourth place all-time at Albany with 210 career hits. Going 3-for-5 with two triples, three runs batted in and two runs scored in game two, Gaige led the Great Danes to a 13-1 victory and also played a key role in UAlbany’s 5-2 rubber match win, scoring a run. Gaige had hits in all three games, including a pair of three-hit performances.
On the season, Gaige leads UAlbany with a .311 batting average and ranks second in the conference with a .508 slugging percentage. The Player of the Week honor marks the first for UAlbany’s squad this season, and the first for Gaige in his career.
Gaige and the rest of the Great Danes are back in action Tuesday when they travel to take on Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y. at 2:00 p.m.