This Week in America East Baseball - Week 2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Week two of America East baseball conference play starts on Saturday with three series. One schedule change to note is that the Main-Hartford series originally scheduled to be played in Orono has been moved to West Hartford.
Binghamton (9-6, 1-2 AE) at Stony Brook (6-13, 1-2)
Sat., March 23, 12 p.m. – Jake Lambert (Binghamton) 2-0, 5.32 ERA vs. Brandon McNitt (Stony Brook) 1-2, 3.38 ERA
Sat., March 23, 3 p.m. – Jack Rogalla (Binghamton) 2-0, 2.55 ERA vs. Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook) 2-2, 1.82 ERA
Sun., March 24, 1 p.m. – Jay Lynch (Binghamton) 1-2, 3.98 ERA vs. Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook) 0-4, 5.76 ERA
Binghamton and Stony Brook enter the weekend series looking to turn things around after both teams dropped two of their first three conference games. The Bearcats lead the America East in batting, hitting .292 as a team, thanks largely in part to Jake Thomas. Thomas leads the conference with a .420 batting average and is third with 17 RBI. Binghamton also ranks second in team ERA at 4.57.
Stony Brook boasts the league-leader in ERA in Frankie Vanderka who holds a 1.82 ERA in 34.2 innings pitched. Vanderka will start game two of the series and had a no-hitter earlier this season. The Seawolves have struggled as a team at the play with a .209 batting average.
Albany (4-9, 1-2) at UMBC (4-7, 2-1)
Sat., March 23, 3:30 p.m. – Cameron Sorgie (Albany) 1-0, 4.71 ERA vs. Mac Gill (UMBC) 1-0, 3.44 ERA
Sat., March 23, 6:30 p.m. - Kasceim Graham (Albany) 2-2, 3.80 ERA vs. Denis Mikush (UMBC) 0-0, 0.00 ERA
Sun., March 24, 12 p.m. - TBA (Albany) vs. Riley Stephenson (UMBC) 0-2, 9.00 ERA
The Retrievers took their first series of the year, winning two of three against Binghamton. UMBC hit .343 against the Bearcats, scoring 20 runs during the series. Brandon Coluccio sparked the Retriever offense while being named Player of the Year, going 7-for-11 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Albany lost its first series of the year on the road at Hartford. The Great Danes are led by Adam Mund, who is hitting .286 this season, while Josh Nethaway has driven in 10 runs for Albany.
Maine (11-12, 2-1) at Hartford (2-13, 2-1)
Sat., March 23, 3 p.m. – Tommy Lawrence (Maine) 2-2, 2.80 ERA vs. Kyle Gauthier (Hartford) 0-2, 6.64 ERA
After a tough start to its non-conference season, Hartford earned its first two wins of the year to win the series from Albany during conference-opening weekend. The Hawks scored 24 runs in three games as the offense got rolling against the Great Danes.
Maine won two of three on the road against preseason favorite Stony Brook to open its season, getting tremendous pitching, especially from No. 1 starter Tommy Lawrence. The junior threw a complete game shutout against the Seawolves and was named Pitcher of the Week.