Baseball

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

Baseball Weekly Preview: Mitchell and Eastern Conn. St. University

Baseball Weekly Preview: Mitchell and Eastern Conn. St. University

Albertus Magnus College
Baseball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (4-7)
vs.
Mitchell (10-2)
Wed., March 28 • Rochford Field • 4/6:30 pm • New Haven, Conn.
 

Albertus Magnus (4-7)
at
Eastern Connecticut State University (7-5)
Thurs., March 29 • Eastern Stadium • 4 pm • Mansfield, Conn.
 

A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team returns home this week as the Falcons host in-state rival Mitchell College for a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday before hitting the road to face Eastern Connecticut State University on Thursday.

MONDAY VS. COAST GUARD RECAP
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team fell on the road in non-conference action to in-state rival Coast Guard, 6-3, Monday afternoon at Nitchman Field. Brandon Clark (Cheshire, Conn.), Matt Warren (Wolcott, Conn.) and Justen Rodriguez (Waterbury, Conn.) each had a pair of hits for the Falcons while Clark registered two RBI and two runs scored.

WARREN NAMED ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Warren went 2-of-4 with two runs scored, a home run, a triple and six RBI as the Falcons split with Elms College on Sunday afternoon. The two-extra base hits gave him a 1.750 slugging percentage and he finished the day with a .571 on-base percentage.

LAST WEEK RECAP
Game (3/25/17) (G1): Elms 3 | Albertus Magnus 1 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (3/25/17) (G2): Albertus Magnus 7 | Elms 2 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

GNAC LEADERS
Matt Warren

  • First in the GNAC with 18 RBI.
  • First in the GNAC with three home runs.

Christian Bradley

  • Tied second in the GNAC with two home runs.

Avery Shugrue

  • Tied second in the GNAC with two home runs.
  • Tied third in the GNAC with eight stolen bases.

Tyriq Harris

  • Leads the GNAC with 12 stolen bases.

Brandon Clark

  • Tied second in the GNAC with two home runs.

Mike Browne

  • Tied second in the GNAC with two home runs.

TEAM STATS
At the Plate

  • Runs: 76
  • Hits: 101
  • RBI: 68
  • Batting Average: .294
  • On-Base Percentage: .387
  • Slugging Percentage: .469

On the Mound

  • ERA: 8.14
  • Batting Average Against: .322
  • Strikeouts: 60
  • Strikeouts/9 innings: 6.69 

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 Pine Manor, Mt. St. Vincent, Suffolk and Johnson & Wales.