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Stony Brook and Hartford play the lone conference series this weekend.
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This Week in #AEBASE - Week 3

Release: 03/28/2014
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Only one series will be played in the America East this weekend as Hartford hosts Stony Brook Saturday and Sunday. Maine and UMass Lowell were scheduled to be play in Orono this weekend, but due to snow and ice on the field the series was canceled. Preview Hartford and Stony Brook along with the non-conference series coming up this weekend:

Stony Brook (10-9, 3-0) at Hartford (11-8, 2-1)
Sat., March 29, 10 a.m. - Frankie Vanderka (Sr., RHP) 2-2, 2.48 ERA  vs. Sean Newcomb (Jr., LHP) 2-1, 0.00 ERA
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Sat., March 29, 1 p.m. - Brandon McNitt (Sr., RHP) 3-1, 2.30 ERA vs. Brian Hunter (Sr., RHP) 0-4, 4.67 ERA
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Sun., March 30, 12 p.m. - TBD vs. David Drouin (Fr., RHP) 1-0, 3.68 ERA
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Hartford and Stony Brook both enter the weekend series red hot, as the Seawolves have won 10 of their last 13 while the Hawks have won 11 of their last 14.

The weekend begins with one of the premiere pitching matchups in the nation as Stony Brook's Frankie Vanderka and Hartford's Sean Newcomb each take the hill for a 10 a.m. first pitch. Vanderka is coming off a no-hitter against Albany, the third of his career, making him the only active pitcher in the country with multiple no-hitters. Newcomb shutout Binghamton over eight innings in his last outing and is the only pitcher in the country to not all an earned run this year.

Albany (4-11, 2-4 AE) at Bryant (11-8, 0-0)
Fri., March 28 - Brendan Ryan (So., LHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, Albany vs. Craig Schlitter (Sr., RHP) 3-1, 3.03 ERA, Bryant
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Sat., March 29 - Matt Gallup (Jr., RHP) (1-1, 5.50 ERA), Albany vs. Kevin McAvoy (Jr., LHP) (2-1, 4.55 ERA)
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Sat., March 29 - Andrew Veiga (Fr., LHP) (0-1, 24.75 ERA), Albany vs. Kyle Wilcox (So., RHP) (0-0, 2.50 ERA)
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Sun. March 30 - TBD vs. Jack Patterson (Fr., LHP) (1-0, 5.79 ERA)
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Albany plays a four-game non-conference series with reigning NEC champion Bryant beginning on Friday afternoon. The Great Danes are coming off three-straight losses to Stony Brook in America East conference play. Evan Harasta leads the team with a .306 batting average and a .407 on-base percentage. Top starter Kevin Archbold (1-0, 0.90 ERA) will not start in the series against eh Bulldogs.

UMBC at East Carolina
Fri., March 28, 2 p.m. - Riley Stephenson - So., RHP (1-1, 3.18 ERA)

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Fri., March 28, 5 p.m. - Mac Gill - Sr., RHP (1-1, 1.30 ERA)
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TBA - Joe Vanderplas - So., LHP (0-2, 2.74 ERA)
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UMBC makes a quick turnaround after yesterday's home contest versus Navy, traveling south to take on East Carolina for three games in Greenville, N.C. this weekend.  The Retrievers and Pirates open the series at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with a doubleheader.  The third game has not been set due to inclement weather forecasted in the Greenville area. The Retrievers are 2-8 in non-conference games this year. Shortstop Kevin LaChance is hitting .423 (11 for-26) during his seven-game hitting streak entering the series.

Binghamton (5-13) at Mount St. Mary's (6-8)
Sun., March 30, 1 p.m. - Jack Rogalla (Jr., RHP), 2-3, 2.08 ERA
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Sun., March 30, 4 p.m. - Mike Urbanski (Jr., RHP) 1-1, 4.50 ERA
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Mon., March 31, 4 p.m. - Jake Cryts (So., RHP) 1-3, 4.22 ERA
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Binghamton travels to Emmitsburgh, Md., for a non-conference series against Mount St. Mary's beginning on Sunday. It is the first meeting between the two teams since 2002. Bill Bereszniewicz leads the Bearcats at the plate with a .304 average, totaling seven doubles and six stolen bases. Game one starter Jack Rogalla has been the team's top pitcher, holing a 2.08 ERA.

 

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