Baseball rolls to doubleheader sweep of Yale
March 18, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook University baseball team combined for 23 runs and 23 hits on Sunday, coasting to a doubleheader sweep of the Yale Bulldogs at Joe Nathan Field. The Seawolves hit three home runs on their way to a 13-2 win in game one before blanking the Bulldogs, 10-0, in the second game.
Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) reached base in all seven of his plate appearances including a home run in the opener and scored four runs. Juniors William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) and Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) also went deep in the opener and each had four hits and three RBI in the doubleheader.
Junior right-hander Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ontario) allowed just four hits in 7.0 shutout innings to earn the victory in game two. Senior right-hander Evan Stecko-Haley (Coral Springs, Fla.) gave up two runs and six hits in 6.2 innings to earn the victory in the first game.
The Seawolves (11-6) jumped on the Bulldogs early in the opener, scoring three runs in the first highlighted by a two-run homer from Carmona. Tissenbaum added a solo shot in the third and Jankowski then hit a two-run long ball in a three-run fifth that put Stony Brook up 7-0.
SBU added six runs in the sixth to put the game away. Stecko-Haley did not walk a batter and struck out seven.
The Seawolves grabbed an early lead in the second game as well, scoring two runs in the first on a RBI double from Carmona and a run-scoring single from freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.).
Stony Brook then took control with five runs in the fifth, sending 10 batters to the plate. Tissenbaum and freshmen Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) and Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) each had run-scoring hits in the inning.
Rakkar, meanwhile, cruised through his seven innings after getting out of a second and third, no out jam in the first. Rakkar struck out six and walked just one.
SBU returns to action on Tuesday, traveling to take on Fordham.