Baseball Finishes Homestand With Albany on Wednesday
March 7, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham baseball team wraps up a six-game homestand on Wednesday, when the Rams host the Albany Great Danes at Houlihan Park.
This will be the third ever meeting between the two schools. Albany swept a doubleheader from the Rams last season in the only other meeting.
SCOUTING ALBANY: The Great Danes are still looking for their first win of the season, as the team is 0-6 to start 2012.
Leading the offense, Joey Tracy leads the squad with a .333 (6-18) batting average to go with a double and two RBI. Pete DiResta is also hitting well with a .304 average and a pair of home runs to his credit.
On the hill, Greg Lutton has been a strong presence out of the Albany bullpen. He has already appeared in five games, posting a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings with six strikeouts.
WE'RE GOIN' STREAKIN': Junior Ryan Lee had a career-high 12-game hit streak snapped on Friday... Ryan Maghini has had a strong homestand through the first five games, hitting .353 (6-17) with two doubles, a home, run and three RBI... Mike Mauri has seven RBI over the first 11 games of the season. Prior to this year, he had three career RBI... Senior Daniel Munday has a solid opening to 2012, posting a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings of work, which includes throwing a career-long 8.2 innings against Fairfield with a career-high eight strikeouts... Rich Anastasi has two wins and a save in three of his last four appearances out of the bullpen.
CONNECTIN' ON THE LONG BALL: A rare occurrence took place during the Rams' home opening game against Fairfield.
Through the entire 2011 season, Fordham managed to hit just one home run at home all season long, which came off the bat of Ryan Lee against St. Bonaventure.
Against Fairfield, the Rams doubled that total, as both Ryan Maghini and David Judisky went deep in a 5-3 win over the Stags. For Maghini, it was his second of the season, while being the first career home run for Judisky.
UPCOMING GAMES: The Rams hit the road for a three-game series at Florida International, March 9-11, and then have a road game at Florida Atlantic on March 13. Fordham returns to local action March 16-18, when the team plays at the Seton Hall StrikeOut Cancer Tournament.