Baseball Downs West Virginia, 6-1
March 14, 2004
Morgantown, W.Va. - A six-run sixth inning catapulted the Stony Brook baseball team to a 6-1 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Sunday afternoon at Hawley Field in Morgantown, W.Va. Starting pitcher Kevin Fitzgerald stifled the West Virginia bats to earn the win and upped the Seawolves record to 7-6 on the season.
After a scoreless first five innings of the game, Stony Brook plated six runs in the sixth inning to take control of the contest. Two walks and an error on West Virginia shortstop Grant Psomas loaded the bases for Dave Mischo, who came through with a two-run single to plate the first runs of the inning. Andrew Larsen followed with a two-run double to the gap in right-center to score Mischo and Nick Theoharis and give the Seawolves a 4-0 lead. Stony Brook added the final two runs of the inning on a run-scoring passed ball and a fielder's choice by Gary Novakowski that scored Larsen.
Kevin Fitzgerald (1-1) scattered seven hits while striking out seven batters in a dominant pitching performance for the Seawolves, allowing just one run in 7.1 innings pitched. Brian Murtagh came in to pitch a perfect final inning and two-thirds for Stony Brook.
Mischo and Larsen were each 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Seawolves at the plate.
Stony Brook is back in action on Tuesday, March 16, when it travels to Seton Hall to take on the Pirates at 3 p.m.