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Niagara baseball opens MAAC play at Fairfield


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Niagara baseball team opens MAAC play with a three-game series at Fairfield March 30-31.

Game Info
  • Game 1 – Friday, March 30 – 12:00 p.m. – Live Stats
  • Games 2 and 3 – Saturday, March 31 – Doubleheader – 12:00 p.m. – Live Stats

Last Time Out
  • The Purple Eagles split a double header with Cornell on March 25. The Big Red took the first game, 17-5, and Niagara took the second game, 7-4.

On the Field: Niagara Purple Eagles (5-11, 0-0 MAAC)
  • Greg Cullen leads Niagara with 29 hits and a .492 batting average. Cullen leads the MAAC in batting average, slugging percentage (.712) and on-base percentage (.559). He is tied for first in the MAAC in triples with two and his 29 hits are the third-most in the conference.
  • Owen Dziados has a team-high 14 RBIs and Trevor McCauley leads the Purple Eagles in runs scored with 17.
  • On the mound, Cody Eckerson (0-2) leads the Purple Eagle pitching staff in strikeouts with 34 in 22.1 innings pitched. Eckerson is second in the MAAC in strikeouts.

On the Field: Fairfield Stags (7-13, 1-2 MAAC)
  • Jack Gethings leads the Stags with 25 hits, five doubles and a .342 batting average.
  • Drew Blake leads the team in RBIs with 14 and also has a team-high three homeruns.
  • Tim Zeng has a team-high 13 runs scored.
  • John Signore (2-1) leads the Stag pitching staff with 40 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched. He leads the MAAC in strikeouts.

Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles host the Iona Gaels for opening weekend at the newly renovated Bobo Field April 7-8. The teams will play a doubleheader on April 7 starting at 12:00 p.m. and a single game starting at 12:00 p.m. on April 8.

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