Baseball Visits Fairleigh Dickinson
ALBANY, N.Y. – Fresh off a three-game home sweep of Stony Brook, who started the series atop the America East standings, the University at Albany baseball team hits the road for its next four games starting Tuesday at Fairleigh Dickinson.
UAlbany (14-15, 5-7 AE) hosted the Seawolves over the weekend, winning all three games. In the second game of the series, the Great Danes put on an offensive showcase, scoring 16 runs, 14 of which came in the third and fourth innings. To clinch the sweep, UAlbany center fielder Connor Powers hit a bases-loaded, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh of the third game.
At the start of the series, Stony Brook was the top team in the America East, leading the conference in hitting and pitching. The Great Danes scored 25 runs off the Seawolves while allowing 11.
Fairleigh Dickinson last hosted NEC rival Bryant for four games over the weekend. The Knights fell in all four games to the Bulldogs, allowing double digit runs in three of them.
Despite sweeping Stony Brook, UAlbany sits tied for sixth place in the conference standings with Binghamton. Hartford has taken over the top spot in the conference, three games ahead of UAlbany.
Following the single game against Fairleigh Dickinson, UAlbany will visit Binghamton for three games starting Saturday. The Great Danes return home Tuesday, April 24 to host Central Connecticut State.
THE OUTLOOK: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (8-20, 0-10 NEC) | Tuesday, April 17, 3:00 p.m.| Teaneck, N.J.
Tale of the Tape
- Fairleigh Dickinson is 1-8 at home this season
- UAlbany is 8-10 on the road
- Fairleigh Dickinson went 0-3 against LIU Brooklyn; UAlbany went 0-1
- Fairleigh Dickinson went 0-2 against UMBC
- Fairleigh Dickinson went 1-0 against Saint Peter’s; UAlbany went 1-0
- Last year’s matchup with Fairleigh Dickinson was cancelled
- Patrick Lagravinese leads the America East in walks (24)
- Dominic Savino shares the lead in wins (5)
2017 Record: 12-34, (8-18 NEC); sixth place NEC
Top Offensive Player: Oliver Tavares, Fr., INF, (.333/.344/.467, 4 2B, 2 3B, 14 RBIs)
Top Pitcher: Corey Zeller, Jr., RHP, (2-4, 4.50 ERA, 38.0 IP, 24 K, 16 BB)