ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany baseball team (11-17, 3-9 AE) finally played a true home game over the weekend when the team hosted Binghamton for a three-game series. But the homecoming will be short-lived, as the Great Danes are back on the road for a game against Army on Tuesday.
After 20 games on the road to start the season, UAlbany expected to play five straight games at home to open the home scheduled. Instead, weather concerns saw UAlbany’s schedule open with 25 straight games on the road before playing just three straight at home.
Over the weekend, the Great Danes hosted the Bearcats for the team’s fourth America East series. Binghamton had played four fewer games this season than any other America East team, and had gone through a stretch in March of 20 days in which all seven of the team’s games were cancelled.
The Bearcats managed to sweep UAlbany over the course of the three weekend games. Binghamton won the first game fairly comfortably, but both games of Saturday’s doubleheader to close the series were much more closely contested, with neither game decided until the final inning.
Army most recently played a four-game series against Patriot League rival Holy Cross, going 1-3 in the series. The Black Knights were outscored 26-10 over the four games against the Crusaders.
Following the single game at Army, the Great Danes will visit Marist for a doubleheader on Saturday before returning home on Sunday to host the Red Foxes.
THE OUTLOOK: ARMY (17-21, 7-5 PATRIOT LEAGUE) | APR. 18, 3:30 P.M. | WEST POINT, N.Y.
UAlbany Starter: Joe Romero (0-1, 15.12 ERA) Army Starter: Cam Opp (2-1, 7.13 ERA)
Tale of the Tape:
UAlbany is 6-10 on the road this season
Army is 2-4 at home
Army split two games with Manhattan; UAlbany defeated Manhattan 16-5
Army is in the middle of a 10-game home stand
Army has played five of its last six games at home