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Harris Collects 100th Career Hit in Falcons' Win over Worcester State

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

Worcester, Mass. - Senior Tyriq Harris (Waterbury, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College baseball team collected his 100th career hit as the Falcons knocked off Worcester State University by a score of 7-2 Thursday evening in non-conference play at Lyons Diamond.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 7 | Worcester State 2
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (11-11) | Worcester State (10-12)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Freshman Nhasean Murphy (Manchester, Conn.) scored off a failed pickoff attempt in the top of the third to give the Falcons the one-run edge before Joseph Matthews (Anaheim, Calif.) drove in Harris from third, extending the lead to 2-0.

In the top of the sixth, Albertus struck again scoring a pair of runs behind a RBI single from Eduardo Pena (Hamden, Conn.) and a SAC fly from Ron Losacano (Old Lyme, Conn.) to push the lead to 4-0.

With two outs, freshman Elijah Spataj (Cheshire, Conn.) hit a three-run double in the top of the seventh to send Brandon Clark (Cheshire, Conn.), Daniel Kennedy (Manchester, Conn.) and Mike Browne (New Fairfield, Conn.) home to give the Falcons a seven-run cushion, 7-0.

In the bottom of the ninth, Worcester State scored two runs on two hits, but the Falcons already done their damage to take home the 7-2 win.

KEY STATS
Albertus:

  • Freshman Alan Stinson (Watertown, Conn.) earned his second win of the season as the rookie pitched five innings and allowed no hits while striking out one.
  • Spataj paced the Falcons' offense with two hits, three RBI and a run scored.
  • Browne finished the game 2-for-5 at the plate with a run scored.

Worcester St.:

  • Justin Pena suffered the loss on the mound for the Lancers after allowing four runs scored, six hits and two walks while striking out four batters. 
  • Michael Ferrara and Andrew Miller recorded both hits for the hosts.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Today's victory over the Lancers was the Falcons first in program history and brings the all-time series record to 1-8.
  • The Falcons' bullpen took a no hitter into the ninth inning and held the Lancers to only two hits on the evening.
  • Browne is just one hit shy of collecting his 100th career hit.
  • Albertus tied its season-high in doubles with four.

UP NEXT
Albertus returns to the diamond this weekend with back-to-back doubleheaders against the College of Mount Saint Vincent (Apr. 13 - 1pm/3:30pm) and Johnson & Wales University (Apr. 14 - 1pm/3:30pm).