FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After rain forced the cancellation of the Stags game against Sacred Heart, the Fairfield University baseball team will hit the road for a doubleheader against Stony Brook on Wednesday at 1pm. The Stags will look to continue their hot streak in the month of April as Fairfield holds a 14-3 record during the month and have won 11 of their last 13 contests.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Stags had one of their most dominating weekend of the year as they swept Siena, outscoring the Saints 28-1 in the process. Fairfield played nearly perfect baseball as they got contributions both on the mound and at the plate. The starting trio of John Signore, Gavin Wallace, and Kyle Dubecombined to allow just one run in their 22 innings. At the plate, Troy Scoccaand Jack Gethingsled the charge with Scocca hitting over .570 in the series and Gethings recording a .583 batting average. Gethings also scored four runs and drove in five.
STAGS MOVING UP THE RANKS: This is the first week that the Stags have checked into the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) rankings as they received 17 points, placing them fourth on the charts. Fairfield places behind only UConn (49 points), Rhode Island (27 points), and Yale (24 points). The Stags finished last season ranked fifth in the same poll.
THE SEAWOLVES SCOUTING REPORT: The Seawolves enter play with a 17-19 record and have dropped five of their last six with series losses to UMass Lowell and Hartford. Stony Brook is a team that can manufacture runs as they lead the America East in stolen bases (46), with their top three hitters all stealing double digit bases. Brandon Janofsky, Toby Handley, and Casey Baker are those hitters and all have recorded a batting average over .300. The trio has combined for 73 runs scored.
UP NEXT: The Stags will head to Western New York, the site of the 2017 MAAC Championships, when they travel to Niagara starting with a doubleheader on Friday at noon.