Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Versus Maine

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April 7, 2007

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook bats awoke as the Seawolves rattled off 24 hits and scored 19 runs in a doubleheader sweep of conference foe Maine. The Seawolves won Game 1, 7-2, and completed the sweep with a 12-3 win in Game 2. The Seawolves have won four in a row and are 11-12 overall and 3-0 in America East play. Maine moves to 5-17 overall and 0-3 in conference.

In Game 1, Stony Brook struck first as they plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Rob Leonard ripped an RBI triple to left-center to plate Brian Witkowski and Michael Stephan.

The Seawolves added a run in the second and two in the fourth when Justin Echevarria hit a solo shot and Stephan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded as Stony Brook led 5-0.

Maine pulled within three at 5-2 after plating a run in the fifth and one in the sixth, but Stony Brook added two more runs in the bottom half of the sixth capped by a Stephan double.

Gary Novakowski (1-1) earned the win, allowing only two runs, neither earned, in 5.0 innings of work. Matt Lyons allowed only one hit in 2.0 innings out of the pen.

Witkowski finished Game 1, 3-for-3 with two runs scored, Stephan was 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored and Steven Mazzurco was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored.

In Game 2, the Seawolves crossed the plate 12 times and ripped 14 hits as they cruised to a 12-3 win. Stony Brook plated three runs in the bottom half of the first inning and never looked back as they scored runs in every inning except the second.

Jon Kalkau threw a complete-game to improve to 3-0 on the year. He struck out four batters and allowed only five hits in 7.0 innings of work.

 

 

Sipp led the charge, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and four runs scored. Michael Tansey was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, Witkowski was 2-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored and Stephan was 1-for-1 with three runs scored and an RBI.

The Seawolves will wrap up their series with Maine tomorrow at noon.