FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University baseball team will play in only one midweek game on the upcoming ledger and it will take them to Newark, N.J., when they travel to NJIT to take on the Highlanders on Tuesday at 5pm. The Stags will look for their 25th victory of the season, which will tie the 2014 squad for the quickest team to reach the 25 win plateau.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Stags lost their first series since early March as the Niagara Purple Eagles took two out of three against Fairfield. Kyle Dubeplayed the role of stopper for the Stags as the senior threw six shutout innings, helping the Stags salvage the finale with a 4-1 victory. Dube allowed just three hits in his six innings and made the big pitch when he needed to, managing to escape from two bases loaded jams. Drew Arciuololed the Stags with a .500 batting average during the series as he captured six hits in his 12 at-bats. He tied Jack Gethingsfor the team lead with five RBI.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MONTH: With their one victory in the series, the Stags won their 17th game in the month of April, the most they have won in any month in program history. The Stags had previously won 16 contests in April during the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, as they finished the season with a program record 32 wins.
THE HIGHLANDERS SCOUTING REPORT: NJIT checks into the contest with a 4-34 record, with their last victory coming seven games ago, a 17-1 victory over Saint Peter's. Michael Anastasia is the team's leader in both batting average (.346), RBI (27), and on-base-percentage (.428).
UP NEXT: The Stags will return home when they open a three-game set against Monmouth starting with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.