Baseball Handles Hofstra 8-3
April 6, 2004
Hempstead, N.Y. - Isidro Fortuna went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Nick Theoharis hit a two-run double as part of a five-run third inning as the Stony Brook baseball team defeated Hofstra 8-3 at University Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Seawolves evened their record at 11-11 on the season, while Hofstra fell to 7-15 overall.
The Seawolves broke open a scoreless game in the third inning, plating five runs off Hofstra starter John Fuhrman. Stony Brook opened the inning with back-to-back doubles by Brett Bernard and Stephen Didsbury to take a 1-0 lead, and Didsbury came around to score on an RBI single by Fortuna for the second run of the inning. Cole Cicatelli then walked and came around to score along with Fortuna on the Theoharis double. Theoharis advanced to third on a single by Kevin Solano and finished off the scoring in the inning by stealing home plate.
Hofstra fought back with a run in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI groundout by Mike Walsh that scored J.P. Wechter, who led off the inning with a triple. A two-run home run by Josh Stewart in the seventh cut the Seawolves lead to 5-3 but that was all Hofstra could manage offensively, as Kris Bakey and Matt Restivo shut the door on the Pride in the eighth and ninth innings.
Stony Brook added three runs in the top of the ninth on RBI's by Didsbury, Andrew Larsen and Fortuna to close out the scoring and give the Seawolves an 8-3 victory.
Fortuna led the Seawolves offensive attack, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, while Theoharis and Didsbury each drove in two runs. Nick Abel (1-0) pitched two strong innings, striking out the side in the fifth, to pick up his first win of the season.
The Seawolves are back in action tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. when St. Francis (N.Y.) comes to town.