Staying Perfect in the Conference

Albany State's baseball team trying to reach a perfect 20-0 record in conference play as they wrapped up a three game series with Paine College. / Jon Benson

At the start of a new season, coaches and players strive to try and make the post season for a shot at a championship, but to do it undefeated is even tougher.

It has been a fun and wild ride for the Albany State baseball team this season and although the season is not quite over, conference play is.

Over the weekend, the Golden Rams entered a three game series against Paine College with a perfect 17-0 record in the SIAC.

Starting with game one, Ryan Latner went 3-3 and JP Bernard was on the mound picking up a 4-2 victory. Later on in game two, the Golden Rams were down 2-1 in the 5th, but managed to score four runs in the 5th starting with thanks to Joseph Virgo's double. Andrew Bacon took the mound and earned the win 6-2 over Paine.

Finally, game three started Sunday afternoon. Allen Fender got the start for the Golden Rams who recorded five strikeouts including the 6-2 victory to earn the clean sweep over Paine College.

The win in game three gave Albany State it's 20th win in SIAC play, improving their record to 20-0 in the conference and 28-15 overall for the season.

Albany State will play again on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Armstrong Atlantic.