Nick Davey was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Manager of the Year after he guided the Albany Dutchmen to their first playoff appearance in the team’s five-year history.
The Dutchmen set a record for wins in a season (26) in finishing the regular season tied with the Glens Falls Golden Eagles for third place in the East Division. They made the playoffs on the final day of the regular season with a 16-inning victory over the Golden Eagles.
Twenty-eight of Albany’s 48 regular season games were decided by two runs or less. The Dutchmen posted a 17-11 record in those games and a 13-7 mark in one-run contests.
The Dutchmen also had a 13-12 record against playoff teams in the regular season.
The Dutchmen defeated the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs in their first playoff game. They then pushed eventual league champion Amsterdam to the limit in their best-of-three divisional final series before the Mohawks prevailed 2-1.
Albany’s pitching staff ranked third in the PGCBL in earned run average (3.36). Guilderland High School graduate Dylan Collett led the league in ERA (1.71) and finished fourth in strikeouts (47).
Matthew Dacey was Albany’s top source of power during the season. Dacey clubbed six home runs during the regular season and added a pair of homers in the playoffs. He also won the PGCBL’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby.
Five Dutchmen were selected to compete in the All-Star Game — Collett, Sean Spicer, Tyler Orris, Anthony Marks and Latham native Zach Remillard.