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2019 RECORD: 20-14; GNAC: 9-7 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1999 & 2003)

Baseball Weekly Preview: Mitchell, Lasell & JWU

Baseball Weekly Preview: Mitchell, Lasell & JWU

Last Week: The Albertus Magnus College baseball team went 0-1 in non-conference play last week. In a road tilt against in-state foe Coast Guard, Albertus Magnus fell 13-3. The Bears erased an early two-run deficit with three runs in the home half of the fourth and blew the game open with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. A quintet of pitchers took the mound for the guests with junior starter Christopher Rivera working the first three innings on a strict pitch count. Senior outfielder Ted Gravel paced the Falcon attack at the dish, accounting for three of the team's six hits. The Falcons also had a road conference doubleheader and a home non-league doubleheader washed out due to inclement weather.

This Week: The Falcons host in-state foe Mitchell in a midweek non-conference doubleheader before hitting the road for a pair of conference doubleheaders at Lasell and Johnson & Wales this weekend.

Match-up:
Albertus Magnus (6-8)
vs. Mitchell (13-3)
Wednesday, April 6, doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm
Hamden, Conn.
Rochford Field

Live Stats: Game One & Game Two (All links will become active at the start of the contest)

Last Season Versus Mitchell: The Mariners swept a doubleheader in New London against the Falcons, winning each game by just one run. Mitchell took the opener, 4-3, and edged Albertus Magnus, 5-4, in the finale. In game one, Tyler Robertson led the Falcon charge with two hits and an RBI. The Falcons rallied in the seventh, putting the tying run in scoring position before the Mariner close induced a ground out to end the threat. In game two, Robertson again collected two hits for the guests and scored two runs. The Falcons were leading by one going into the final inning, before Mitchell rallied for two runs and the walk-off win.

Match-up
Albertus Magnus (6-8, 0-0)
at Lasell (8-8, 0-0)
Saturday, April 9, doubleheader starting at noon
Waltham, Mass.
Stein Diamond

Last Year Against Lasell: The Lasers and Falcons split a doubleheader. Albertus Magnus took the opener, 5-2, and Lasell scored a 6-2 triumph in the nightcap. In game one, Justin Poirier led AMC at the dish with three hits and one RBI, while Jordan Kubilus went the distance on the mound and scatter five hits to earn the win. In game two, The Falcons were held to just four hits, highlighted by a pinch hit triple by Gravel in the sixth.

Match-up:
Albertus Magnus (6-8, 0-0)
at Johnson & Wales (9-4, 0-0)
Sunday, April 10, doubleheader starting at 1:00 pm
Providence, R.I.
Scotts Athletic Complex

Live Stats: Game One & Game Two 

Video: Both games click here 

Last Season Versus the Wildcats: Johnson & Wales took both ends of a doubleheader on the road versus Albertus Magnus last April. JWU took game one, 9-3, and scored a 9-5 triumph in the nightcap. Poirier had a team-best two hits in game one as the Falcons left 11 runners on. JWU blew game one open with seven runs in the top of the fourth. In game two, Poirier, Kubilus and Robertson combined for seven of the team's 10 hits and produced three RBIs.  

Albertus Notes
- Gravel went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two stolen bases in a non-conference setback for the Falcons last week. In a game versus in-state foe Coast Guard, Gravel recorded three of the team's six hits, including his team-leading third double of the season. He had four total bases and made three put outs defensively.
- On the mound, AMC has a team ERA of 8.55. Freshman hurler Malachi Emond has tossed a team-high two complete games and has two wins this year.
- Albertus Magnus is hitting .289 as a team this spring with 25 extra-base hits, 13 stolen bases and 65 RBIs. Defensively, the Falcons have a .933 fielding percentage and have committed 30 errors in 14 games.
- Offensively, Poirier leads the team with a .360 batting average to go along with 15 RBIs, five extra-base hits and nine runs scored. Robertson is hitting .279 with a team-high 10 runs scored.