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Baseball Closes Out Season, Hosts Senior Day on Saturday

Baseball Closes Out Season, Hosts Senior Day on Saturday

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany baseball team is ready to host NJIT for a three-game series starting on Thursday afternoon. Thursday’s game will be the final of the year played at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium before the Great Danes return to Varsity Field for the final two matchups. Saturday will mark the final game of the year for UAlbany, with the team celebrating seven seniors with a Senior Day celebration.
Series Info 
Thursday, May 18
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium 
2:00 p.m. ET 
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Friday, May 19
Varsity Field
2:00 p.m. ET
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Saturday, May 20
Varsity Field
12:00 p.m. ET  
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Probable Starters – UAlbany
Game 1: Kyle McCaffrey – RHP | So. | 5-11 | 165 | 11.49 ERA

Game 2: Matthew Mariano – RHP | R-Fr. | 6-0 | 220 | 6.29 ERA
Game 3: Owen Birkmann – RHP | Jr. | 6-0 | 210 | 8.04 ERA

Probable Starters – NJIT

Game 1: Ryan Fischer – RHP | Sr. | 6-2 | 225 | 4.39 ERA

Game 2: Aidan Kidd – LHP | Jr. | 6-3 | 205 | 3.84 ERA

Game 3: Joe Georgini – RHP | Gr. | 6-2 | 215 | 5.65 ERA

The Senior Class
Saturday’s Senior Day will celebrate seven different Great Danes – Captains Will Feil and Jason Bottari, Danny Alvarez, Chris Fisher, Carson Dunkel, Josh Salandy, and Devan Kruzinski. Fans are encouraged to arrive to Varsity Field early on Saturday, as the Senior Day ceremony will start approximately 30 minutes before first pitch.
Leading the Pack 

  • Will Feil continues to lead the Great Danes on the offensive end. The captain is batting .296 and leads the team in OPS (.956), runs (33), home runs (8), RBIs (370, and total bases (78).
  • Dan Tauken is currently batting a team-high .322, also leading the team in doubles with 10 so far this season.
  • Will Binder leads the team in both at-bats (166) and hits (48). He’s batting .289 with a .7768 OPS and a .404 slugging percentage. He sits second on the team with five home runs.
  • Jason Bottari ranks top-five in the conference with 25 stolen bases. The speedster has had success getting on base, ranking second on the team with a .439 OBP.
  • Redshirt Freshman Matthew Mariano has adjusted seamlessly into his new role as a starter. Two weekends ago, Mariano went seven strong innings while allowing just one run on six hits en route to a win over Binghamton. This past weekend, he gutted out…

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