Albertus Magnus College
Baseball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (3-11, 0-0)
Norwich (5-11, 0-0)
April 9 • 2 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. • West Haven High School
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College baseball team opens up GNAC play this week as the Falcons travel to Anna Maria on Saturday afternoon for a conference doubleheader before returning home for their home opener against Norwich on Sunday.
LAST WEEK RECAP
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-11) | Coast Guard (7-11)
GAME 1 (3/30): Coast Guard 12 | Albertus Magnus 4 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
PITCHERS (G1): Winning Pitcher: Jack Brandt: 1 IP | 1 SO
Losing Pitcher: Daunte Brinkley: 2.1 IP | 5H | 5R | 5 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO
ALL-TIME VS. ANNA MARIA
Albertus Magnus holds a 7-5 edge over Anna Maria in the all-time series.
LAST YEAR VS. ANNA MARIA
FINAL SCORE: Anna Maria 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 10 | Anna Maria 4
ALL-TIME VS. NORWICH
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Norwich, 28-8.
LAST YEAR VS. NORWICH
FINAL SCORE: Norwich 5 | Albertus Magnus 3
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 3 | Norwich 1
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.
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Mt. St. Vincent, Suffolk and Saint Joseph's of Maine.