Like the Greeks, #Seawolves take down Trojans on their home turf

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March 19, 2014

Final Stats

WEDNESDAY VS. CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE LIVE: STATS  |  AUDIO

LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) tossed 6-2/3 strong innings, and junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) had three hits as the Stony Brook baseball team recorded its first-ever win over a Pac-12 school, beating the USC Trojans, 4-3, Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field.

Stony Brook has now won six of its last eight games to improve to 6-8 on the season, 2-2 on its California trip. USC falls to 10-9.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"This was a solid win against a very good Pac-12 team. We got great pitching again tonight from Tyler Honahan and reliever Cameron Stone. We scored enough runs to get a big win for the program."

Turning Point
The #Seawolves trailed 1-0 going into the fifth inning, when they quickly put up a three-spot. Freshman Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) led off the inning with an infield single and advanced to second on sophomore Jack Parenty's (Wantagh, N.Y.) walk. The pair advanced on a wild pitch, and Handley scored on Chavarria's single to left. Parenty then came home on a balk call, and senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) plated Chavarria with a single right back up the middle, making it 3-1 Stony Brook.

Stony Brook increased the lead to 4-1 before the Trojans answered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Timmy Robinson's two-run single. Freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.), who relieved Honahan after a strong start, escaped the jam by getting No. 3 hitter Kevin Swick to fly out.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, after a one-out walk, USC pinch-ran with Reggie Southall, and the Trojans immediately put him in motion, but #Seawolves junior catcher Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) threw a strike to second and junior shortstop Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) had a solid pick in the dirt and applied the tag to record the big out.

Stone got into trouble in the ninth, putting the tying and winning runs on base, but he persevered and got Robinson to ground out to win the game.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook had nine hits and drew six walks. The #Seawolves left 13 men on base.
  • USC had eight hits and three walks, leaving eight men on base.
  • Chavarria went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.
  • Courtney was 2-for-5 with an RBI
  • Krause was 1-for-3 and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
  • Honahan started and was effective over 6-2/3 innings to improve to 2-0. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He walked one and struck out four.
  • Stone picked up his second save of the season after pitching 2-1/3 shutout innings. He walked two and struck out two.

 

 


Up Next
Stony Brook wraps up its five-game California swing with a game against Cal State Northridge Wednesday at 6 p.m., Eastern.