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Baseball Splits First Two At Seattle

UAlbany Sports Information   03-10-2018

Game One Score: Seattle 12, UAlbany 4

Game Two Score: UAlbany 7, Seattle 6 (10)

Location: Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

Records: UAlbany (4-4), Seattle (9-6)

Short Story: The UAlbany baseball team split a doubleheader with Seattle University on Saturday after winter weather delayed the Danes visit to the West Coast.

Key Stats

  • Brad Malm hit 2-4 with a double and a run scored in the first game
  • Ben Brown pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, allowing two hits in the first game
  • Seattle hit 10-20 with runners in scoring position in the first game
  • Seattle starter Jake Prizina lasted 6.0 innings, allowing one run with eight strikeouts and no walks in the first game
  • Dominic Savino lasted 6.0 innings to start the second game, striking out three with three walks and allowing six runs
  • Ryan Hernandez hit 2-4 with one run scored in the second game
  • Malm and Matt Codispoti each hit home runs in the second game
  • J.T. Genovese pitched 4.0 shutout innings in relief in the second game, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and three walks
  • UAlbany hit just 1-11 with runners in scoring position in the second game
  • In the second game, UAlbany scored seven runs on seven hits

Game One

  • Seattle got on the board quickly, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first
  • Seattle added two more runs in each the bottom of the third and bottom of the fourth innings
  • UAlbany broke through with one run in the top of the sixth.  Nick Kondo led off with a single to left, and advanced to second when Josh Gurnack hit a single through the left side.  Patrick Lagravinese grounded out to first, advancing both runners.  Matt Codispoti loaded the bases after he was hit by a pitch.  During the next at bat, where Kenny Hayden pinch hit for Connor Powers, Kondo scored on a wild pitch.
  • UAlbany scored twice in the top of the seventh.  Marc Wangenstein worked a leadoff walk, and advanced to second two batters later when Brad Malm singled through the left side.  Kondo next hit a double down the left field line, scoring Wangenstein and advancing Malm to third.  Malm scored when Gurnack grounded out to first, which allowed Malm and Kondo to advance.
  • Seattle scored once in the bottom of the seventh, and twice in the bottom of the eighth to take a 12-3 lead
  • UAlbany’s comeback attempt stalled after one run in the top of the ninth.  With two outs and Kondo on second, Lagravinese hit a single to center, allowing Kondo to cross the plate to make the final score 12-4 in favor of Seattle.

Game Two

  • UAlbany scored four runs in the top of the first to take a quick lead.  With one out and no one on, Brad Malm hit his first career home run, to left field.  The next four batters, Connor Powers, Travis Collins, Ryan Hernandez, and Patrick Lagravinese, walked, forcing in a run.  After Matt Codispoti struck out, Marc Wangenstein forced in another run drawing a walk of his own.  A pitching change for Seattle led to Kenny Hayden hitting a single to second, scoring Hernandez and putting the Danes up 4-0.
  • Seattle scored once in the bottom of the second
  • UAlbany added one run in the top of the third.  With two outs and no one on, Matt Codispoti hit his first home run of the season, sending the ball over the left field fence.
  • UAlbany scored once in the top of the fourth to take a 6-1 lead.  Hayden worked a leadoff walk and advanced to second when Nick Kondo hit a sacrifice bunt.  Malm, the next batter, reached base safely on a throwing error by Seattle’s shortstop, allowing Hayden to cross the plate.
  • Seattle responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth
  • Seattle tied the game at six with one run in the bottom of the seventh
  • UAlbany broke the tie with one run in the top of the 10th.  Lagravinese led off with a single through the left side, and advanced to second when Codispoti hit a sacrifice bunt.  Wangenstein next flied out to right, allowing Lagravinese to advance to third.  Lagravinese scored in the next at-bat off a wild pitch, giving UAlbany the 7-6 lead which would prove to be the final score.

Next: The Great Danes will face Seattle in one final game on Sunday, starting at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

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