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UAlbany defeats Maine 3-2 In Extra Innings

UAlbany Sports Information   04-07-2018

Score: UAlbany 3, Maine 2

Location: Albany Field - Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (15-8, 3-1 AE); Maine (12-15, 3-1 AE)

Short Story: The UAlbany softball team defeated Maine 3-2 in the eighth inning as a result of an RBI single by Sarah Petzold.

Coach Chris Cannata: “The weather was tough to play in today, and both pitchers and both teams really played well. We got a huge clutch hit by Chelsea in the bottom of the 6th to be able to tie the game up, and then another big hit by Sarah to win it in extra innings. These conference games are always battles and I don't expect tomorrow to be any different.”

Key Stats

  •Celeste Verdolivo pitched all eight innings, bringing in her seventh win of the season on the mound.

  •Chelsea Henige went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning that tied the game.

  •Sarah Petzold went 2-for-4 with an RBI single to win the game.

  •UAlbany has won three games in a row.

Recap

  •Both teams got off to a slow start as the game remained scoreless until the fourth inning.

  •Maine’s Kristen Niland hit a home run in the fourth inning that brought Maddie Decker around to score.

  •UAlbany’s Chelsea Henige saved the game with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth that would eventually bring the game into extra innings.

  •In the bottom of the eighth, Sarah Petzold hit an RBI that brought McKenzie Bump around to score the winning run for the Great Danes.

Next: UAlbany will host Maine for a double header on Sunday beginning at 12:00PM at Albany Field.

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