Chad Gallagher is a redshirt junior from Southboro, 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 25, 2011

Brooms and an Off Day in D.C.


After sweeping the Hornets from Delaware State and taking a mid-week series from the Towson Tigers, we traveled to our nation’s capital for the day last Thursday.


We left the hotel Thursday morning and headed to Arlington National Cemetery.  I had never been to the cemetery before, and it was quite an experience. One of the coolest things about the day was the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Guarding the tomb is one of the highest honors in the United States Army, and the ceremony of changing the guard is a must-see ceremony. After leaving the cemetery we headed across the river to check out the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. 


We were given the day to walk around and check out the sights of Washington D.C. One of the things I really wanted to see was the White House, so a few guys went and checked it out. The amount of security and secret service around the White House is amazing, much more than we ever expected. (photo l-r Kyle Putnam, Ricky Pacione, Chad Gallagher)


After walking around the Monuments and White House, we were able to enjoy a lunch in the Ronald Reagan building. Being able to explore the rich history of our country with all my teammates is something you really can’t describe. Seeing sights such as the changing of the guard, John F. Kennedy’s grave, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House are just a few of the many things Washington D.C., has to offer. 


The best part of off days, especially during spring break, is spending time with your teammates. This was a very unique experience for all of us, even the guys who had been to D.C. before. Sometimes, especially on the road, there are times when it’s good to take a break from baseball and appreciate the little things in life, and this was certainly one of those days. 


After another strong weekend at the plate, our offense propelled us to another sweep of a quality George Washington team. We have now won 11 in a row, and we will head into conference play this weekend against Fairfield at home. With snow in the forecast for this week and temperatures in the high 30s, it should make for a classic northeast series this weekend in Poughkeepsie. 


(photos courtesy of Marist Media Relations Office)