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Great Danes Sweep on Day One of Patriot Classic

UAlbany Sports Information   03-02-2019

Game One: UAlbany 9, Colgate 7


Game Two: UAlbany 7, George Mason 2


Location: Fairfax, Va.


Short Story: The University at Albany softball team (3-4) swept two games on the first day if the Patriot Classic hosted by George Mason.




Game One:


  • Colgate jumped out to an early lead, plating four runners in the top of the first.
  • UAlbany got one back in the home half of the first, thanks to an RBI single from Kelly Spear that scored Falotico.
  • The Great Danes would cut the difference in half in the third when Falotico got on base with an infield single and Petzold followed with an RBI double, making it 4-2.
  • Colgate added one run in the fourth before tacking on two more the next inning.
  • The Great Danes began to chip away at the Red Raiders lead with a two-spot in the home half of the sixth. Spear and Courtney Courtade scored on a pair of Colgate miscues, making it a 7-4 game.
  • The three-run buffer stood until the bottom of the seventh, as the Great Danes continued to battle, putting together a one-out rally in the that knotted the game 7-7. The game was over with the very next swing of that bat as Mariah Miramontez sent a two run shot over the fence, plating the final two runs to finalize the 9-7 decision.


Game Two:

  • After George Mason claimed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Great Danes answered right back with a pair of wins in the top of the third. Falotico lifted a sac fly to right field that scored Shaye Swiatek and Aliyah Wade scored on a throwing error.
  • Kelly Spear began the fourth with a solo homerun, sparking a five-run inning. Wade, Falotico, and Henige each collected RBI’s, helping to extend the Great Dane’s lead to 7-2.
  • The Patriots single in the sixth and doubled in the seventh but both runners were stranded. Verdolivo struck out a season-high seventh batters in the game.

Up Next: The Great Danes conclude the Patriot classic with a pair of games on Sunday. UAlbany will battle Colgate at 9 a.m. before taking on George Mason at 1:30 p.m.

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