Bill Ziskin

Baseball Clinches Postseason Berth

UAlbany Sports Information   05-20-2018

Game One Score: UAlbany 3, UMBC 2 (11)

Game Two Score: UMBC 6, UAlbany 1

Location: Alumni Field in Baltimore, Md.

Records: UAlbany (19-26, 9-14 AE); UMBC (22-27, 12-11 AE)

Short Story: UAlbany baseball clinched the final spot in the 2018 America East Tournament winning the first of two games at UMBC to close the regular season.

Key Stats

  • Game one – Jack McClure pitched 9.0 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts
  • Brendan Smith pitched 1.0 inning, allowing one hit
  • Dominic Savino earned his first save of the season, pitching 1.0 inning with one strikeout
  • Matt Codispoti hit 2-4 with a home run
  • Between the fourth and seventh innings, McClure retired 10 consecutive UMBC batters
  • Game two – UAlbany used seven pitchers in six innings, who combined for four hits and six runs allowed with two strikeouts
  • Patrick Lagravinese hit 2-4 with a triple and a run scored
  • Nick Kondo hit 1-3 with a double

Game One

  • UMBC scored first, hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the first in the Retriever’s first at-bat
  • UAlbany responded with one run in the top of the second when Brad Malm hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to left
  • In the top of the third, Chris Turco hit an RBI single to third, scoring Marc Wangenstein to give UAlbany a 2-1 lead
  • UMBC tied the game with another solo home run in the bottom of the third
  • McClure retired his 10th consecutive batter to end the bottom of the seventh
  • Matt Codispoti hit the go-ahead solo home run to left in the top of the 11th
  • Dominic Savino earned his first save of the season after walking the leadoff runner in the bottom of the 11th to clinch the tournament bid for UAlbany

Game Two

  • UMBC got on the board quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first
  • UMBC took a 3-0 lead with one run in the bottom of the second
  • Travis Collins hit an RBI single to first to put UAlbany on the board with two outs in the top of the fifth, UAlbany’s only run of the game
  • UMBC scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth, and one run in the bottom of the sixth to bring the final score to 6-1

Next: UAlbany has clinched the six seed in the America East Tournament.  The Great Danes will play three-seed UMBC at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Mahaney Diamond in Orono, Maine.

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