FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University baseball team will continue their five-game home stand when they welcome two local schools to Alumni Diamond during the midweek slate. The Stags will host the Fordham Rams on Tuesday and crosstown rivals Sacred Heart Pioneers on Wednesday with first pitch for both games starting at 3:30pm. The Stags are currently on a five-game winning streak, tying the longest streak for the Stags since they won nine-straight in 2009.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Stags had to battle through all three games in their eventual sweep of Saint Peter’s, being forced to mount a comeback in each contest. Gavin Wallacespun his now national leading fifth complete game in the first game of the double header, retiring 17 of the final 19 hitters he faced with the only two runners reaching via an error and an infield single. Kevin Radziewicztallied the eventual game-winning hit in each contest. The catcher laced a RBI double in the sixth inning of the first game to break a 2-2 tie and then cleared the bases in the finale, giving the Stags a 6-4 lead after trailing 4-3 in the seventh. Jack Gethingshad his most powerful series of his career, notching three extra base hits including: a double, triple, and home run in the two games combined.
THE RAMS SCOUTING REPORT: The Rams will also bring a five-game winning streak into the contest and are coming off a three-game sweep of Saint Joseph’s during the weekend. Senior Matthew Kozuch is the team’s leader with a .301 batting average while three other student-athletes share the squad’s top spot with three home runs. Pitching has been the key to Fordham this year as teams are batting just .239 against the Rams’ arms.
THE PIONEERS SCOUTING REPORT: Sacred Heart will bring an 11-23 record into the week, with four of those victories coming in the last seven days. The Pioneers won three out of four against Fairleigh Dickinson after defeating Yale in a midweek affair. Austin Markmann is the team’s leader among starters with a .307 average in 22 starts. The bats of Sacred Heart helped during their last series win as they scored a combined 35 runs in the four game series.
UP NEXT: The Stags will travel for a key MAAC series against Siena this weekend starting with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.