#Seawolves bats and pitching take care of Sacred Heart, 7-1

Connor Doyle

April 2, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) and senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) each drove in two runs, and four members of the Stony Brook baseball pitching staff scattered eight hits as the #Seawolves topped Sacred Heart, 7-1, Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.

Stony Brook has now won 13 of its last 17 games to improve to 13-10 on the year. Sacred Heart's five-game winning streak comes to an end as the Pioneers slip to 10-9.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today was a solid overall performance against a very good Sacred Heart team. Our pitching set the tone, our hitters keep improving every game and our defense was once again solid. It was a good team win, and we look forward to the Dodd Stadium College Baseball Classic this weekend."

Turning Point
The #Seawolves controlled the game from the outset with a big first inning. After Parenty walked to lead off the game, the #Seawolves smacked three consecutive doubles as junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.), Courtney and junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) delivered back-to-back-to-back two-baggers. Courtney's double brought home the first two runs, Peragine delivered Courtney, and freshman Connor Doyle (Maspeth, N.Y.) brought Peragine home with a sacrifice fly.

In addition to getting an RBI, Doyle got through four shutout innings on the day, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out four. Senior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.), sophomore Nick Brass (Shirley, N.Y.) and sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) combined to give up just one run in the final five innings as the #Seawolves continued their strong pitching run.

Stony Brook added two runs in the fifth on a Parenty RBI double and Krause RBI single and then tacked on one run in the sixth on Parenty's sacrifice fly.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook had seven runs on 12 hits. The #Seawolves also drew seven walks, including three by junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, N.Y.).
  • Sacred Heart had eight hits and one run while drawing one walk.
  • Parenty and Courtney had multi-RBI days, both driving in two. Parenty was the lone Stony Brook player to score more than one run.
  • Ten different #Seawolves recorded a hit, including multi-hit days from Courtney and Krause.
  • Doyle started on the mound and tossed four shutout innings while allowing four hits and one walk. He struck out four.
  • Barry earned the win in relief after pitching two innings and surrendering one run on three hits.
  • Brass pitched a solid shutout seventh inning and was followed by two scoreless innings from Knesnik, who fanned three batters.



News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has won 13 of its last 17 games.
  • The #Seawolves are now 10-0 at Joe Nathan Field this season.

Up Next
Stony Brook will take part in the first-ever Dodd Stadium College Baseball Classic this weekend, taking on Bryant and Connecticut Saturday and Sunday. The games will be at the home of Minor League Baseball Double-A affiliate Connecticut Tigers. Click here for ticket information.