Baseball

2017 record: 10-21-1; GNAC 5-9 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1999 & 2003)

Baseball Weekly Preview: Newbury, Lasell and Johnson & Wales (Senior Day)

Baseball Weekly Preview: Newbury, Lasell and Johnson & Wales (Senior Day)

Albertus Magnus College 
Baseball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (8-16, 3-5)
vs.
Newbury College (17-15)
April 19 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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Albertus Magnus (8-16, 3-5)
vs.
Lasell College (10-11, 6-2)
April 22 • 12 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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Albertus Magnus (8-16, 3-5)
vs.
Johnson & Wales (13-13, 4-4)
April 23 • 1 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team prepares for five games over a three day span, including two GNAC doubleheaders against Lasell College (Saturday) and Johnson & Wales (Sunday). The Falcons open up week eight with a non-conference match-up against Newbury College on Wednesday evening at Rochford Field beginning at 7 p.m.

LAST WEEK RECAP

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 3 | Mt. St. Vincent 1
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 5 | Mt. St. Vincent 4 (10 innings)
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

GAME 1: Suffolk 9 | Albertus Magnus 2
GAME 2: Suffolk 4 | Albertus Magnus 3
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

GAME 1: No. 21 Saint Joseph's (Me.) 8 | Albertus Magnus 4
GAME 2: No. 21 Saint Joseph's (Me.) 16 | Albertus Magnus 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

SENIOR DAY – SUNDAY APRIL 23

Prior to the start of Sunday's doubleheader against Johnson & Wales, the Albertus Magnus College Athletic Department and the baseball team will be honoring its six-member senior class for their hard work on the field and in the classroom.

CLASS OF 2017
Dave DeRubeis
Jon Criscio
Adam Olszyk
Tom Moore
Andrew Scully
Dan Zarnik

GNAC STAT LEADERS

Andrew Scully:

  • Tied in first, along with J. Collins of Saint Joseph's (Me.), with five home runs.
Tom Moore:
  • Tied in second, along with C. Gibson of Suffolk and R. Marshall of Johnson & Wales, with two saves on the season.

SCULLY SET NEW CAREER-HIGH IN HOME RUNS
Following Saturday's loss to Saint Joseph's of Maine in game two, Andrew Scully set a new season/career-high five home runs. Prior to Albertus, Scully recorded four home runs over his two-year stint at ECSU. 

SCULLY THREE HITS AWAY FROM 100
Andrew Scully is three hits away from recording his 100th career hit. He has also totaled 57 runs and 59 RBI.

ALL-TIME VS. NEWBURY
Albertus Magnus and Newbury College are tied 2-2 in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. NEWBURY
FINAL SCORE: Newbury 9 | Albertus Magnus 6
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

ALL-TIME VS. LASELL
Lasell leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 10-7.

LAST YEAR VS. LASELL
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 9 | Lasell 8
FINAL SCORE: Lasell 6 | Albertus Magnus 0
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES
Albertus Magnus holds a 31-30 edge in the all-time series over Johnson & Wales.

LAST YEAR VS. JOHNSON & WALES
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 5 | Albertus Magnus 2
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 20 | Albertus Magnus 3
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 7 | Albertus Magnus 0 (GNAC Tournament)
RECAP/BOX SCORE  

HIT LEADERS
1.    Andrew Scully - 28
2.    Tyriq Harris - 23
3.    Roberto Garcia - 18
4.    Brandon Clark / Matt Warren - 16
5.    Mike Browne - 15 

RBI LEADERS
1.    Andrew Scully - 14
2.    Brandon Clark - 10
3.    Tyriq Harris / Mike Browne - 8
4.    Tom Crocco / Matt Warren – 7
5.    Three players - 6

RUN LEADERS
1.    Tyriq Harris - 21
2.    Andrew Scully - 19
3.    Roberto Garcia - 14
4.    Brandon Clark - 12
5.    Matt Warren - 11

BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS
1.    Andrew Scully - .378
2.    Derwin Nunez - .321
3.    Brandon Clark - .320
4.    Tyriq Harris - .291
5.    Tom Crocco - .267

A NEW BEGINNING
Albertus Magnus welcomes 17 newcomers to the team.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus has 15 student-athletes returning from last year's team.

IN SEASON OPENERS
Albertus Magnus holds a 2-7 record in season openers. The last time the Falcons won their season opener was back in 2014 against New Paltz St., 9-4.

BASEBALL SELECTED TO FINISH FIFTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team was picked to finish fifth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll. The poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon, is voted on by the league's eight head coaches.

LAST YEAR RECAP

  • The Falcons ended the year with a 13-21 overall record and earned the No. 5 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament thanks to a 6-8 mark in league action.
  • Head Coach Brian Leighton guided the Falcons to their most conference victories since 2014.
  • AMC swept a GNAC doubleheader versus Rivier and split four conference twinbills this year.
  • Albertus Magnus also earned four extra-inning triumphs and four walk-off wins.

AWARD WINNERS

  • Catcher Mike Saia (Bridgeport, Conn.) and classmate Justin Poirier (Meriden, Conn.) both earned Third Team All-GNAC honors. 
  • Senior outfielder Ted Gravel (Morris, Conn.) joined his classmates in getting league-wide honors, as he represented the Falcons on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • At the Albertus Magnus College Department of Athletics annual end of the year banquet, Poirier was tabbed as the team's MVP, freshman shortstop Mike Browne (New Fairfield, Conn.) earned the squad's Most Improved Player award and senior infielder Tyler Robertson (Cheshire, Conn.) received the baseball team Falcon Award.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Western Conn. St. Univ. and Rivier University.