Albertus Magnus College
Baseball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (8-16-1, 3-7)
Lasell College (10-14, 6-4)
April 27 • 4 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
A NEW WEEK
The four final games of the 2017 regular season are ahead for the Albertus Magnus College baseball team this week. The Falcons host Lasell College on Thursday evening at Rochford Field before wrapping up the regular season at Rivier University on Saturday afternoon at Holman Stadium.
LAST WEEK RECAP
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 10 | Newbury College 10
GAME 1: Johnson & Wales 10 | Albertus Magnus 0
GAME 2: Johnson & Wales 7 | Albertus Magnus 1
GNAC STANDINGS (as of 4/26)
1. Suffolk (11-1)
2. Saint Joseph's (Me.) (9-1)
T3. Lasell (6-4)
T3. Norwich (6-4)
5. Johnson & Wales (7-5)
6. Albertus Magnus (3-7)
7. Rivier (2-10)
8. Anna Maria (0-12)
**the top 6 teams will advance to the 2017 GNAC Championship.
GNAC CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
FIRST ROUND – MAY 2ND
G1: #6 TEAM @ #3 TEAM
G2: #5 TEAM @ #4 TEAM
SECOND ROUND – MAY 4TH
G3: WINNER OF GAME 1 @ #1 TEAM
G4: WINNER OF GAME 2 @ #2 TEAM
- The Semifinals will be held on May 6th hosted Rivier University.
- The Championship game will be held on May 7th hosted by Rivier University.
GNAC STAT LEADERS
- Ranked second in the league with five home runs.
- Tied in second, along with four other players, with two saves on the season.
SCULLY TWO HITS AWAY FROM 100
Andrew Scully is two hits away from recording his 100th career hit. He has also totaled 58 runs and 59 RBI.
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
ALL-TIME VS. RIVIER
Albertus Magnus holds a 28-9 edge in the all-time series over Rivier.
LAST YEAR VS. RIVIER
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 2 | Rivier 1 (10 innings)
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 6 | Rivier 5 (9 innings)
A NEW BEGINNING
Albertus Magnus welcomes 17 newcomers to the team.
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.
- 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.