Softball Continues AE Action Battling Binghamton and Stony Brook
Wednesday, April 10
at Binghamton (2 p.m.) – Live Stats
at Binghamton (4 p.m.) – Live Stats
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
vs. Stony Brook (12 p.m.) – Live Stats
ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany softball team (14-9, 3-0 AE) continues America East action with contests against New York rivals Binghamton and Stony Brook.
The Great Danes first visit Binghamton on Wednesday, April 10 in a doubleheader, at 2 p.m., before hosting Stony Brook in a three-games series spanning Saturday and Sunday.
Leading the Pack
- Katie Falotico is pacing the squad in batting average (.356), hits (26), RBI (19), runs scored (18) and doubles (7).
- Sarah Petzold and Chelsea Henige are first on the team with two homeruns apiece.
- Aliyah Wade, who is batting .308 on the year, leads the team with 13 stolen bases.
- In the circle, Celeste Verdolivo owns a team-best 10 wins and 2.37 ERA.
- The Bearcats own a 14-16 overall record and 3-3 clip in the America East.
- Sarah Benn and Marissa Braito are batting .333 and .326, respectively, to pace the squad.
- Makayla Alverez leads the squad with six homeruns, while Sara Herskowitz is chipping in with five.
- In the circle, Ryan Gibson owns a 7-7 record and a 3.92 ERA.
- As a team, Binghamton is boasting a team batting average of .279
Scouting Stony Brook
- The Seawolves sit at 16-12 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
- Melissa Rahrich and Katelyn Corr lead Stony Brook offensively batting .409 and .407, respectively, while Rahrich is notching team-highs in RBI’s (38) and homeruns (9).
- In the circle, Rahrich is posting a 7-9 record and a 3.12 ERA while Shelbi Denman sits at 6-2 with a 2.28 ERA.
- As a team, the Seawolves are hitting .309.
Last year, the Great Danes swept both the America East regular season race and tournament championship. The double dip was the second for UAlbany and the 16th in the 34-year history of the conference.
Defending the Diamond
The Great Danes rank first in the conference with a .968 fielding percentage. UAlbany’s 20 errors are the lowest among America East opponents, while the team ranks in the top-35 defensively in the NCAA.
No-No for Jimenez
Maranada Jimenez pitched her way into the record books earlier this season when she tossed her first career no-hitter against Norfolk State on Sunday, March 10. The Riverside, Calif. native, racked up six strikeouts on her way to becoming the 20th Great Danes pitcher, and first since 2014, to pitch a no-no.
Did You Know?
With just two strike outs in 73 at bats this season, Katie Falotico is the 16th toughest person to strikeout in the nation.
The Great Danes put on an offensive show against UMBC at the La Quinta Inn & Suites BWI Classic, setting season highs for runs (11), hits (12) and RBI (8).
Maranda Jimenez earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors on March 12
Katie Falotico was tabbed the America East Player of the Week on March 6.