Baseball

2018 RECORD: 8-21; GNAC 4-10 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1999 & 2003)

Baseball Travels Down South to Play Seven Games

Baseball Travels Down South to Play Seven Games

Albertus Magnus College
Baseball Spring Break Preview

Albertus Magnus (1-1)
at
Hampden Sydney (5-3)
March 12 • Ty Cobb Ballpark • Hampden Sydney, Va.

Albertus Magnus (1-1)
at
Methodist (14-2)
March 14 • Armstrong-Shelley Field • Fayetteville, N.C.

Albertus Magnus (1-1)
vs.
Clarks Summit / Lancaster Bible / Pine Manor / Wells
March 13-17 • Ripken Experience • Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

SPRING BACK
After opening 2018 with a 1-1 start, the Albertus Magnus College baseball team will look to keep the rhythm going as the Falcons travel down south to play seven non-conference games, including two road games at Hampden Sydney and Methodist, over a span of six days.  

LAST TIME OUT
Game (3/5/18) (G1):
Mount St. Mary's 6 | Albertus Magnus 5 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/5/18) (G2):
Albertus Magnus 4 | Mount St. Mary's 3 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. HAMPDEN-SYDNEY
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. CLARKS-SUMMIT
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. METHODIST
Methodist holds a 2-0 advantage over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. METHODIST
Game (3/12/09): Methodist 12 | Albertus Magnus 2
Game (3/12/09): Methodist 15 | Albertus Magnus 1

ALL-TIME VS. LANCASTER BIBLE
Lancaster Bible leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 3-0.

LAST TIME VS. LANCASTER BIBLE
Game (3/15/17): Lancaster Bible 17 | Albertus Magnus 13 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/16/17): Lancaster Bible 19| Albertus Magnus 4 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/16/17): Lancaster Bible 5 | Albertus Magnus 4 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. PINE MANOR
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. WELLS
Albertus Magnus leads Wells, 2-0, in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. WELLS
Game (3/15/17): Albertus Magnus 16 | Wells 5 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/17/17): Albertus Magnus 10 | Wells 4 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

A NEW BEGINNING
Albertus Magnus welcomes nine newcomers to squad – Brandon Fowler, Fred France, Angelo Simonelli, Omar Diaz, John Bloise, Mike Wagner, Luke Sorenson, Nick Foell and John Olszyk.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus has 20 student-athletes returning from last year's team – Tyriq Harris, Matt Warren, Daniel Kennedy, Brandon Clark, Avery Shugrue, David Otero, Roberto Garcia, Daunte Brinkley, Tyler Revan, Jay Palais, Steven Berry, Justen Rodriguez, Mike Browne, Marc Masciantonio, Peter Scionti, Tom Crocco, Eric Therrien, Shawn McFeggan, Christian Bradley and Dan Zarnik.

BASEBALL SELECTED TO FINISH FIFTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete GNAC Release

The Albertus Magnus College baseball team was picked to finish fifth in the 2018 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.

The Falcons earned 30 points to finish nine points ahead of sixth-place Rivier and eight points back of fourth-place Lasell. Suffolk claimed the top spot in the poll, receiving 62 points and six first-place votes following their third straight conference championship victory last spring.

LAST YEAR RECAP

  • The Falcons ended the year with a 10-21-1 overall record and earned the No. 6 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament thanks to a 5-9 mark in league action.
  • On April 13, 2017, the Falcons used a 5-4 victory over Mt. St. Vincent to give Leighton his 150th career victory at the helm of the Albertus baseball program.
  • Last spring, Albertus Magnus swept Anna Maria, Rivier and Mt. Saint Vincent.
  • The Falcons saw their season to come to an end with an 18-12 setback against third-seeded Lasell College in the opening round of the league tournament.

YEAR-END HONORS

  • Former Falcon Andrew Scully (Stratford, Conn.) received first-team distinction for the first time in his career thanks to a league-high 10 home runs to go along with a team-high .385 batting average. He finished out his senior year leading the team in RBI (22), runs scored (30), hits (37) and doubles (8).
  • Former Falcon Tom Moore (East Haven, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the GNAC All-Conference Sportsmanship Team. Moore wrapped up the 2017 campaign ranked top five in the GNAC in saves as well as posted an overall record of 2-1. This season, he pitched over 27 innings and recorded a career-high 26 strikeouts.

BASEBALL LANDED 11 PLAYERS ON THE GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team had 11 student-athletes – Adam Olszyk, Tyler Revan, David Otero, Dean Gullo, Dan Zarnik, Derwin Nunez, Marc Masciantonio, Jonathan Criscio, David DeRubeis, Jason Quido and Thomas Moore - be named to the 2016-17 GNAC All-Academic Team for their work inside the classroom.

UP NEXT
The Falcons return to the mound on March 22 as the team hosts Pine Manor for a non-conference doubleheader at Rochford Field. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.