Baseball Splits Double Header With Princeton
March 28, 2004
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Kevin Fitzgerald's complete game three-hitter gave the Stony Brook baseball team a 2-1 victory in Game 1, as the Seawolves split a double header with Princeton at University Field on Sunday afternoon. Stony Brook dropped the second game 4-1 and now stands at 9-10 on the season. Princeton moves to 11-7 on the year.
Princeton got on the board first in the opening game, scoring an unearned run in the second inning, but Stony Brook knotted the game a one apiece in the bottom of the fourth when Nick Theoharis belted a double off the left field wall to score Cole Cicatelli. The Seawolves took the lead an inning later as Kevin Solano, Andrew Larsen and Brett Bernard strung together consecutive singles to take a 2-1 advantage.
Fitzgerald kept the Tiger bats in check the rest of the way, allowing just one unearned run while striking out nine batters to improve to 2-1 this season.
Princeton starter Gavin Fabian turned in a equally impressive performance in Game 2, tossing a complete game five hitter to lead the Tigers to a 4-1 victory. Princeton took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning and broke the game open, plating two runs on a single by Kevin Young and tacking on another on B.J. Szymanski's RBI double to take a 4-0 lead.
The Seawolves attempted to rally in the bottom of the ninth, as Isidro Fortuna cut the deficit to 4-1 on an RBI fielder's choice, but a game-ending double play off the bat of Cole Cicatelli sealed the Seawolves fate.
Brian Murtagh (0-1) suffered the loss in Game 2, allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings of work. Kris Bakey had an excellent outing in relief, allowing just two hits and striking out three in four scoreless innings.
The Seawolves were led at the plate by designated hitter Will Brumfield, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Andrew Larsen turned in the defensive plays of the day, running down back-to-back shots in the gaps to rob Will Venable and Tim Lahey of extra-base hits in the sixth inning.
Stony Brook is back in action on Wednesday, March 31, when the Seawolves travel to Seton Hall to take on the Pirates a 3 p.m.