March 10, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Three Stony Brook baseball pitchers combined to scatter just three hits, and freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) continued his torrid hitting with two hits and an RBI as the #Seawolves blanked Iona, 4-0, Monday at Joe Nathan Field. Sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) pitched six shutout innings to earn the victory.
The #Seawolves have now won four straight, sweeping their four-game homestand to improve to 4-6. Iona falls to 1-4.
Leading 1-0 in the sixth inning, Stony Brook pushed its lead to four with a three-run frame. Senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) opened the inning with a walk, and junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) followed with a single. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch, and Baker knocked Courtney home with a single to left.
Junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) hit a sac fly to bring home Krause, and then sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) singled to right to plate Baker.
The rest was the Stony Brook pitching, which allowed only five baserunners the entire game. Honahan opened the game retiring the first 10 hitters he faced before giving up a one-out walk and single in the fourth. But he then induced an inning-ending double play.
In the sixth inning, Iona had runners on second and third, but Honahan again came through and got a ground ball out to end the threat. The Gaels went quietly in the final three innings.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook had seven hits, all singles, and drew three walks. The #Seawolves held Iona to three singles and two walks.
- Honahan earned his first win of the season after pitching six innings and limiting Iona to three hits and two walks while striking out seven.
- Senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) threw two perfect innings and struck out two.
- Freshman Connor Doyle (Maspeth, N.Y.) finished the game with a scoreless ninth inning and fanned two batters.
- Baker went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. He is now hitting .647 this season.
- Chavarria, Caputo and junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) picked up the other RBIs.
The #Seawolves are heading west for Spring Break and will play UC Riverside this weekend in a three-game series beginning Friday night at 9 p.m., Eastern.