March 23, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs including what proved to be the game-winner as the Stony Brook baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Albany with a 7-3 victory Sunday at Joe Nathan Field.
Stony Brook has now won nine of its last 12 games to improve to 9-9 overall and is 3-0 in America East after the weekend sweep. Albany has now lost four straight falls to 4-11 overall and 2-4 in conference.
Peragine was one of two #Seawolves to have multi-hit days as senior Kevin Courtney was 3-for-4.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today's game was a great ending to a great weekend. To get a sweep of a conference series, especially in your conference opener, makes for a terrific weekend. The guys really put all facets of the game together and that's what led to our 3-0 record."
Stony Brook held the lead for most of the game, but the Great Danes tied it at 3-3 in the seventh inning on Evan Harasta's two-run single to right center.
The #Seawolves quickly responded with two runs of their own in the bottom half. Junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) worked out a leadoff walk and advanced to second on junior Kevin Krause's (Staten Island, N.Y.) sacrifice bunt. Courtney doubled to right center to set up second and third with no outs. That brought up Peragine, and he poked the baseball through the left side past the diving third baseman to bring home Chavarria. Three batters later, freshman Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) drew a bases loaded walk to make it 5-3.
In the eighth inning, Peragine struck again to give the #Seawolves insurance. With one run home, Chavarria on second and Courtney on first, Peragine launched a ball into the right center gap and sprinted to third for a triple that scored Chavarria. It would have been a two-run triple, but Courtney was called out on appeal for missing third base.
Stony Brook ended the game with freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) on the mound, and he tossed two shutout innings while recording four punchouts for his third save of the year.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook mashed 10 hits, including four for extra bases. The #Seawolves were 5-for-14 in RBI opportunities, but left 12 men on base.
- The #Seawolves drew nine walks in the game.
- Albany had eight hits and drew four walks, but the Great Danes left eight men on base and were just 2-for-9 in RBI opportunities.
- Courtney went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. He batted .500 with five RBI in the series.
- Peragine was 2-for-4 with three RBI on the day and 5-for-9 with four RBI in the series.
- Chavarria was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and finished the series 4-for-12 with six runs scored.
- Mason had a big two-run single in the second inning.
- Freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) started and went five innings, allowing one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out four.
- Stone earned his third save of the season after pitching two scoreless innings and striking out four.
- Stony Brook is 7-0 at home this season.
- This is Stony Brook's first sweep of an America East series since taking all four games at Maine May 18-19, 2012.
Stony Brook plays a pair of mid-week non-conference games, hosting NYIT Tuesday and playing at Sacred Heart Wednesday. Both games are slated for 3:30 p.m. The team's next conference series is next Saturday and Sunday at Hartford.