Baseball

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

Baseball Weekly Preview: Elms College

Baseball Weekly Preview: Elms College

Albertus Magnus College
Baseball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (3-5)
at
Elms (1-8)
Sun., March 25 • MacKenzie Stadium • 1/3:30 pm • Holyoke, Mass.
 

NON-CONFERENCE ACTION
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team is on the road this weekend as the Falcons play a two-game series on Sunday afternoon against Elms at MacKenzie Stadium.  

LAST TIME OUT
Game 3:
Albertus Magnus 17 | Clarks Summit 0 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game 4: Methodist 18 | Albertus Magnus 1 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game 5: Lancaster Bible 11 | Albertus Magnus 10 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game 6: Lancaster Bible 19 | Albertus Magnus 12 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game 7: Albertus Magnus 8 | Pine Manor 5 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game 8: Wells 15 | Albertus Magnus 8 –RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. ELMS
Elms leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus 2-0.

LAST TIME VS. ELMS
Game (3/23/16): Elms 12 | Albertus Magnus 4 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/23/16): Elms 1 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

GNAC LEADERS
Matt Warren

  • tied in first, along with R. Ballinger of Johnson & Wales, with 12 RBI.
  • tied in first in home runs with two.

Christian Bradley

  • ranked fourth with nine RBI.
  • tied in first in home runs with two.

Dan Zarnik

  • tabbed fifth with a 2.92 ERA and one win.

Avery Shugrue

  • tied in first in home runs with two.
  • tied in first with seven stolen bases.

Tyriq Harris

  • tied in first with seven stolen bases.

Brandon Clark

  • tied in first with two home runs.

TEAM STATS
At the Plate

  • Runs: 65
  • Hits: 84
  • RBI: 57
  • Batting Average: .319
  • On-Base Percentage: .414
  • Slugging Percentage: .517

On the Mound

  • ERA: 10.11
  • Batting Average Against: .346
  • Strikeouts: 45
  • Strikeouts/9 innings: 6.79

A NEW BEGINNING
Albertus Magnus welcomes nine newcomers to squad – Brandon FowlerFred FranceAngelo SimonelliOmar DiazJohn BloiseMike WagnerLuke SorensonNick Foell and John Olszyk.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus has 20 student-athletes returning from last year's team – Tyriq HarrisMatt WarrenDaniel KennedyBrandon ClarkAvery ShugrueDavid OteroRoberto GarciaDaunte BrinkleyTyler RevanJay PalaisSteven BerryJusten RodriguezMike BrowneMarc MasciantonioPeter SciontiTom CroccoEric TherrienShawn McFegganChristian Bradleyand 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 RevanDavid 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 next week against Coast Guard, Mitchell and Eastern Connecticut State University.