Carmona leads baseball past Minnesota

Sophomore Gabriel Pena

March 11, 2012

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Minneapolis, Minn. - Junior William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) hit two home runs including a solo shot in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie to lead the Stony Brook baseball team to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday at the Metrodome in the final game of the Dairy Queen Classic.

Carmona went 2-for-4 with three RBI and also pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save. Junior Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ontario) hurled 4.0 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.

Junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) had two hits and two runs scored and freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) had three hits in five at-bats. The Seawolves out-hit Minnesota, 13-7.

The Golden Gophers had rallied to tie the game at four in the fifth after falling behind 3-0 early but Carmona led off the seventh with his second long ball of the day to give the Seawolves the 5-4 lead.

Rakkar then tossed a perfect seventh and pitched around a two-out triple in the eighth before giving way to Carmona who pitched a hitless ninth.

The Seawolves jumped to an early lead with three runs in the first highlighted by a two-run shot from Carmona.

Minnesota got two runs back in the second and then scored two more in the bottom of the fifth after a sacrifice fly from junior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) had given Stony Brook a 4-2 lead in the top of the inning.

SBU (7-5) finished the Dairy Queen Classic 2-2 after splitting with both Kansas and the host Golden Gophers.

The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday in their home opener against Iona. First pitch from Joe Nathan Field is set for 3:30 p.m.