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Baseball Takes One Of Three From James Madison

UAlbany Sports Information   02-25-2018

Score: James Madison 6, UAlbany 2

Location: Veterans Memorial Field in Harrisonburg, Va. 

Records: UAlbany (1-2); James Madison (5-2)

Short Story: The UAlbany baseball team drops the series rubber match at James Madison.

Coach Mueller: "It was exciting to see the young guys get on the field for the first time.  We had better at bats today but credit JMU for keeping us at bay.  Overall I am pleased with the weekend and the hope is we continue to play sound defense fundamentally and the offense will come around."

Key Stats

  • Connor Powers hit 3-4 with two doubles and one RBI
  • John Clayton got the start for UAlbany, lasting 3.2 innings, allowing six hits with one strikeout and two walks
  • Connor Morrisroe threw 1.1 innings in relief, striking out three
  • Patrick Lagravinese started the game in left field, but pitched the final innings, allowing two runs on two hits with two strikeouts
  • UAlbany scored two runs on five hits and left seven runners on base
  • James Madison scored six run on 11 hits and left 12

How it happened

  • For the third straight game, UAlbany got on the board first, scoring one run in the top of the fourth
  • Connor Powers hit a leadoff double and advanced to third when Marc Wangenstein flied out to left center
  • Travis Collins grounded out to first, allowing Powers to cross the plate from third
  • James Madison scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead
  • The Dukes added two more runs in the bottom the fifth
  • UAlbany scored once in the top of the sixth when Powers hit a double to right scoring Brad Malm from second with one out
  • James Madison added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to secure the 6-2 victory

Next: The Great Danes will visit Towson for a three-day, three-game series starting on Friday, March 2.

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