Courtesy: Fairfield University

Baseball Opens Newly Renovated Alumni Diamond

Courtesy: Fairfield University
March 29, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – We’ve seen all the pictures of the sparkling new renovations to Alumni Diamond, now it is finally time to experience it. The Fairfield University baseball team will open up the gates and play their first game on the renovated field when they host UConn today at 3pm. Some of the new amenities fans will experience include: red chair back seating, new fan benches, and new banners surrounding the outfield fence.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Stags opened up MAAC play by taking two games from the Rider Broncs behind two terrific pitching performances. Gavin Wallace tossed the first gem as he twirled his second-straight complete game shutout extending his scoreless streak to 19-straight innings. The junior allowed five total hits and just one through the first six innings. He would later earn his third MAAC Pitcher of the Week award this season. Kyle Dube followed Wallace’s pitching gem and threw seven innings in the final game, clinching the series for the Stags. Dube allowed one run in his outing as the Stags took the final game 9-1.

THE UCONN SCOUTING REPORT: This will be the third time this season the Stags will play against a reigning conference champion as the UConn Huskies won the American Athletic Conference last season and earned a spot in the NCAA Regionals in Gainesville. This year, the Huskies are off to a 12-9 start after taking the series with Seton Hall. The strength for the Huskies have been their pitching as opponents are hitting under .250 against the staff. Offensively, two student-athletes have a batting average over .300 with Anthony Prato and Zac Susi both leading the team with a .329 average.

UP NEXT: The Stags will have a home and away series this weekend when they play three games against Hartford starting on Friday.   

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