Stony Brook Takes Double-Header Against Delaware, 5-3 and 8-0

March 12, 2005

Box Score

NEWARK, DE - The University of Delaware baseball team's four-game winning streak came to a halt on Saturday at Bob Hannah Stadium as the Hens lost their first game since February 26 by dropping a doubleheader to Stony Brook by scores of 5-3 and 8-0.

Mike McGuire (Swarthmore, PA/Ridley) (1-1) took the loss for the Hens (5-6) in game one allowing five hits and four earned runs in five innings. Stony Brook's Jon Lewis (2-0) recorded the win for the Seawolves (4-4) by allowing three runs and striking out nine in six innings on the mound.

Stony Brook was led in the opener by left fielder Peter Milani who belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and give the Seawolves the lead for good. Delaware added a run in the bottom half of the inning on a solo home run by Dan Kozek, his second of the season, but it wasn't enough.

In the nightcap Stony Brook starter Kris Bakey and relievers Robert Leonard and Tom Koehler combined on a four-hit shutout to complete the sweep over the Blue Hens.

In the first game the Hens made a come back in the sixth inning as Chad Kerfoot (Owings Mills, MD/Northern) caught three straight Stony Brook batters looking, bringing Delaware up in the bottom of the inning with the score 5-3. Brock Donovan (New Castle, DE/William Penn) reached on an error and advanced to second when Dave Harden (Wilmington, DE/Dickinson) walked. Brian Valichka (Frederick, MD/Urbana) shot a grounder down the third base line and beat out the throw to load the bases with no outs. Delaware could not capitalize on the opportunity however as the next two batters struck out and Ryan Graham (Danville, IL/Triton) grounded out to end the inning.

The Hens were led offensively by Valichka who went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Stony Brook was led by Andrew Larsenand Matt Devins who each collected two hits and an RBI.



Brent Gaphardt (Bel Air, MD/Dundalk) (0-2) took the loss in the second game, going five innings and allowing six runs (four earned) and five hits, while striking out eight. Bakey (1-0) went 5.1 scoreless innings while allowing two hits and striking out four.

Delaware's three hits came from Donovan, Graham, and Adam Tsakonas (Pottstown, PA/Boyertown Area).

Isidro Fortuna led Stony Brook with three hits including a double, two RBI, and a run scored. Will Brumfield and Larsen each added two hits and an RBI.

The Seawolves pounded in two runs in the third inning on a two out rally after Delaware turned a double play. Devins walked and scored when Fortuna doubled to center. Fortuna also scored when Nick Theoharis reached on an error by Donovan.

Delaware will face Stony Brook on Sunday, March 13 at 12 noon at Hannah Stadium to complete the three-game series.

Game 1
Stony Brook 110 030 0 5-6-2
Delaware      020 010 0 3-6-2

UD: McGuire, Kerfoot (6), and Valichka; SBU: Lewis, Abel (6), and Pennino; HR: Milani (SBU), Kozek (UD); 2B: Valichka (UD), Theoharis (SBU), Larsen (SBU); SB: Graham (UD), Sipp (SBU), SF: Hagerich (UD); WP: Lewis (2-0); SV: Abel (1); LP: McGuire (1-1)

Game 2
Stony Brook 002 400 020 8-13-0
Delaware      000 000 000 0-3-2

UD: Gaphardt, Rogers (6), Harris (6), and Valichka; SBU: Bakey, Leonard (6), and Pasieka; 2B: Fortuna (SBU), Lyons (SBU), Brumfield (SBU); SB: Milani (SBU), Sipp (SBU), Pasieka (SBU), Davison (UD); SF: Theoharis (SBU); DP: Delaware 1, SBU 1; HBP: Buber (UD); WP: Bakey (1-0); LP: Gaphardt (0-2); Time: 2:35; Attendance: 195