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

Falcons Outlast Pine Manor, 6-2

Falcons Outlast Pine Manor, 6-2

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College baseball team extended its winning streak to three games as the Falcons topped Pine Manor College, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play at Rochford Field.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 6 | Pine Manor 2
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (10-9) | Pine Manor (5-12)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Junior Matt Warren (Wolcott, Conn.) drove in the first run of the game in the bottom of the first to give Albertus the one-run edge until the bottom of the fourth as the Falcons saw their lead grow to 4-0 behind a three-run, two hit inning that was highlighted by an RBI single from senior Mike Browne (New Fairfield, Conn.).

Albertus continued to swing the bat, despite a pitching change for the Gators, and pushed its advantage to six, 6-0, in the home half of the fifth. With two outs, Albertus managed to load the bases before Browne drove in Eduardo Pena (Hamden, Conn.) and Daniel Kennedy (Manchester, Conn.) off a fielder's choice.

Pine Manor started to come alive in the top of the ninth as an RBI single from Dennis Tolbert sparked a rally. Down 6-1 with two outs and bases loaded, a walk allowed the second run to score and forced a pitching change for Albertus. Sophomore Mike Wagner (Manchester, Conn.) secured the win for Albertus as he struck out Brandon Gallegos for the third and final out of the game. 

KEY STATS

  • Pine Manor's Tim Martin picked up the loss after allowing four runs on six hits over four innings of work.
  • Sophomore Nick Miller (Union, N.J.) improved to 2-3 on the season as well as threw a two-hitter and struck out three.
  • Seven different players from Albertus registered a hit while Browne tallied a team-high three RBI.
  • Kennedy was two of the Falcons' six runs scored.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Albertus remains undefeated against Pine Manor pushing its all-time series record to 2-0.
  • The Falcons are 3-0 at home.

UP NEXT
Albertus resumes GNAC play on Saturday, April 6 with a road doubleheader against Colby-Sawyer. Game times are set for 12:00PM and 2:30PM at Kelsey Baseball Field.