Baseball Pounds New York Tech 8-3
April 3, 2004
Old Westbury, N.Y. - A dominant pitching performance by Ryan Claypool and two home runs off the bat of Andrew Larsen led the Stony Brook baseball team to an 8-3 victory over New York Tech on Saturday afternoon at President's Field. As a team, the Seawolves left the yard four times in the win to improve to 10-11 this season, while NYIT fell to 8-12.
Cole Cicatelli set the tone for the day, hitting a solo home run in the top of the second inning to give Stony Brook a 1-0 lead. NYIT answered in the bottom of the inning on a Kraig Binick RBI single to tie the score at one after two innings. The Seawolves added single runs in the third and fourth innings before Larsen hit his first deep ball of the day in the fifth, a solo shot that gave Stony Brook a 4-1 advantage.
NYIT tallied single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to cut the deficit to 4-3, but Dave Mischo gave the Seawolves breathing room with a two-run home run in the eighth to up the SB lead to 6-3. Larsen put the game out of the reach in the ninth, smacking a two-run shot over the left field wall to give the Seawolves an 8-3 victory.
Stony Brook received another outstanding performance on the mound, as Claypool (1-2) scattered five hits over 8.0 innings, striking out six and allowing three runs (two earned) to earn the win.
Larsen went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored while Mischo, Cicatelli and Isidro Fortuna each went 2-for-5 to lead the Seawolves at the plate.
Andrew St. George went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead NYIT.
Stony Brook and NYIT will return to University Field for the rubber match of their three-game series tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.