Chad Gallagher is a redshirt junior from
Mass. The left-hander posted a 6-2 record a season ago in 14 starts with a 4.58
ERA. He led the Red Foxes in victories and starts. Marist won all eight of his
conference starts. Gallagher walked 20 and fanned 38 in 74.2 innings. He made 12
appearances in 2009, all out of the bullpen. He did not pitch in 2008. Gallagher
is a Communications major.
Kyle Putnam is a senior from New Windsor, N.Y. The right-hander was 4-4 in
14 starts in 2010 with a 5.84 ERA. He led the staff with 81.2 innings. Putnam
was Second Team All-MAAC as a sophomore, going 4-4 with one save and a 4.08 ERA.
He tossed three complete games. During his first three years with the Red Foxes,
Putnam has struck out 103 and walked 47 in 187.2 innings.
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March 4, 2011
Wonderful Weekend in Wilmington
After coming off a
tough 1-2 opening weekend, we had high hopes for the Hughes Bros. Challenge at
We knew going into the
weekend that we were playing some very good teams, so we were going to have to
play well in order to get a win. After a mid-day pit stop in Virginia to
practice on Thursday, we arrived at our hotel in Wilmington, N.C., late Thursday
evening. Our schedule was to play UNC Wilmington Friday night, West Virginia on
Saturday afternoon and an early-morning start with Miami (Ohio) Sunday morning.
Let us tell you, if
you ever get the chance to head down to Wilmington for a baseball game, do it!
The baseball facilities are top notch and the people were awesome. Wilmington
was certainly one of the nicest places we have played in our four years at
Marist. From the grounds crew to the fans, the whole experience was top notch.
Being in North
Carolina at this time of year is nice enough when it’s in the high 60s,
especially knowing back home it’s in the low 30s. We opened the tournament
against UNCW under the lights on their home field … what a great atmosphere to
play in, especially this early in the year. We made a couple of crucial plays
in the middle innings and threw out a guy at the plate in the bottom of the
ninth to get a big win on the first day of the tournament.
brought another great day of weather and another tough opponent in West Virginia
University. Both teams came to the park swinging. West Virginia jumped out to a
big lead early in the game before we put together some big at-bats in the middle
innings that allowed us to take the lead. Our bullpen did a fantastic job in
holding the lead and allowing us to preserve the win.
There is not much like
playing a 10 a.m. game on a Sunday morning, it felt like a summer ball “take a
kid to the game day,” it was so early. Anyway, Miami of Ohio was able to get
some big hits early in the game and put us away pretty quick. Overall, it was a
good weekend for our ball club. I think we improved on a lot of things from the
first weekend and like always, there is still a lot we need to do in order to
get where we want to be.
After concluding our
game with Miami, we boarded the bus and headed back to cold New York. It took
about 13 hours to get home and we arrived back on campus at roughly 3 a.m. There
is literally nothing worse than getting back to campus at 3 a.m. and having to
take a test at 8, trust us. Well, we sure hope that 13 hours of studying on the
bus paid off! (Well, not all hours were spent studying.)
Back to the grind of
class and practice before heading to Richmond, Virginia for a three-game set
with the Spiders this weekend.
(photos courtesy of Marist Media Relations Office)