Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Bucknell
March 25, 2006
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team split a pair of games against Bucknell at University Field on Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves were edged in the opening game of the doubleheader, 2-1 and then rallied to beat Bucknell in the 11th inning of game 2, 5-4. The Seawolves are now 1-14 on the season and Bucknell is 6-10.
In the opening game, Stony Brook jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, when Andres Perez motored in from second to score on an Isidro Fortuna RBI single. Bucknell would take the lead with a couple of unearned runs in the sixth inning and hold on for the 2-1 victory in game 1.
Matt Restivo (0-2) pitched 5.1 innings for Stony Brook, striking out five and allowing two unearned runs. Fortuna was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with the lone Seawolf RBI.
Matt Curry (1-4) threw a complete game for the win, striking out two in seven innings of work. Brad Duvall paced the Bison offense, going 2-for-4 for the contest.
In game 2, the Seawolves jumped to an early 4-0 lead through five innings of play. Pete Milani doubled in a run in the second, Chris Sipp scored in the third off an Andres Perez triple and SBU added two unearned runs in the fifth.
The Bison battled back, scoring four runs in the seventh inning to even the game at 4-4. The score would remain tied at four heading into the bottom of the eleventh. Milani opened the frame with a lead-off single. Chris Cruz came in to pinch run and Chris DiBiaso laid down a bunt single to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Tom Pennino advanced both runners up with a sacrifice and Keith Fier drew an intentional walk to load the bases with one out. Chris Sipp hit a slow chopper to shortstop and was able to beat out the throw as Cruz crossed home plate for the winning run.
Nick Abel (1-1) picked up the win for Stony Brook, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings out of the pen. Kurt Jung threw 3.0 innings of solid relief, striking out five. Sipp finished the game 2-for-5 with a run scored and a run driven in.
Jason Buursma (0-1) shouldered the loss for the visitors, allowing one run in 4.2 innings of work. Austin Turban was 2-for-4 with a run scored an RBI for Bucknell.
The Seawolves will conclude their series with Bucknell on Sunday, when the two teams will play a doubleheader starting at noon.