Bats Explode As Baseball Eases Past High Point 12-5

March 5, 2004

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High Point, N.C. - The Stony Brook baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 12-5 thrashing of High Point University on Friday afternoon at Erach Field in High Point, N.C. Cole Cicatelli's 4-for-5, two run, two RBI performance led the way for the Seawolves, who tallied a season-high 19 hits in the victory. Stony Brook improved to 2-5 on the season.

The Seawolves trailed 1-0 after the first inning, but plated 10 runs in the next three innings to take a 10-3 lead after four frames. Stony Brook scored four times in the second inning on six singles and opened up the scoring in the third and fourth innings with six runs on eight hits. No individual hit plated more than one run during the stretch, but Cicatelli and Dave Mischo each had RBI doubles in the third inning and run scoring singles in the fourth.

Stony Brook would not look back as starting pitcher Jon Lewis (1-1) kept the High Point bats quiet for the next three innings, allowing just six hits while striking out four in seven innings of work for the win.

The Seawolves tacked on two runs in the seventh inning on RBI singles by Andrew Larsen and Cicatelli and reliever Ryan Claypool shut the door on the Panthers for the 12-5 victory.

Cicatelli led the Stony Brook attack that saw seven starters post multi-hit games. Freshman Chris Sipp picked up his first hits as a Seawolf, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Isidro Fortuna went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

The Seawolves are back in action tomorrow against High Point at 12 p.m. in the second game of a three-game set.