#Seawolves rally for big comeback win over Fordham in 14 innings

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March 9, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Down to its final out and trailing by three runs in the bottom of 12th inning, the Stony Brook baseball team rallied to tie the game, and then senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) hit a walk-off double down the right field line in the 14th inning to lift the #Seawolves to a marathon 10-9 victory over Fordham Sunday at Joe Nathan Field.

The win completes a three-game sweep for the #Seawolves, who improve to 3-6 on the season. Fordham slips to 3-6.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"What a hard fought game by both teams. Hats off to Fordham for their tremendous effort. I'm extremely proud of our players for continuing to fight despite all the ups and downs that occurred throughout this 14-inning battle. We fell short a weekend ago in two tough extra-inning losses, so it says a lot about the character this team possesses."

Turning Point
The game was back and forth throughout with Stony Brook holding two leads, and Fordham holding four leads during the contest.

The game went into extra innings, and Fordham went up a run before the #Seawolves tied it on sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) scoring on a wild pitch.

In the 12th inning, the Rams put up a three-spot and had a runner on third with nobody out, but freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) recorded three consecutive ground outs to escape the threat.

Stony Brook immediately went back to work, putting the first two runners on, but the Rams then recorded outs on the next two #Seawolves batters. Down to the final out, freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) drew a walk to load the bases. Then junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) singled through the right side to plate two runs. Then Baker scampered home on a wild pitch to tie the game.


 

 

The game went to the 14th inning where junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) singled to center, and then Courtney finally ended the game by roping a double down the right field line, sending the #Seawolves into a frenzy.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook's offense continued to shine, bashing 16 hits and drawing eight walks. The #Seawolves scored 10 runs for a second consecutive game.
  • Fordham had 12 hits and drew seven walks.
  • The two teams combined to leave 30 men on base.
  • Courtney finished the game 4-for-7 with one RBI, the most important one.
  • Chavarria was 3-for-6 with three RBI on the day.
  • Baker was 3-for-6 and scored two runs.
  • Parenty was 2-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and three walks.
  • Junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) also drove in runs on the day.
  • Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started the game and went 4-1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out four.
  • Sophomore Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) was strong in relief, giving up one earned run in three innings.
  • Freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) tossed three innings of relief, allowing just one run.
  • MacEachern finished the game pitching three scoreless innings to earn the victory.

Up Next
Stony Brook will continue its four-game homestand Monday with a non-conference game against Iona at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m.