Baseball Extends Win Streak To Five With 6-2 Victory Over Marist

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April 9, 2008

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Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Junior Keith Fier's (Armonk, N.Y.) two-run triple highlighted a three-run second inning as the Stony Brook University baseball team took an early lead and then coasted to a 6-2 victory over the Marist Red Foxes in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at McCann Field. Stony Brook improves to 15-11 with the victory while Marist falls to 11-13.

The Seawolves jumped on a top with a run in the first on a RBI single from sophomore Rob Dyer (Selden, N.Y.) and then took control in the second as Fier knocked in two with a one-out triple and then scored on a wild pitch from Marist starter Eric Alessio.

Marist scratched out a run in the third on a RBI groundout from Ricky Pacione and then added another in the fifth as Pacione singled with one out and then came home on a run-scoring double from Ryan Gauck.

But the Seawolves responded in the seventh, striking for two runs to push their lead back to four. Junior Michael Tansey (Valley Stream, N.Y.) led off with a double and junior Chris Maier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) then reached on a walk. Fier struck out for the first out of the inning but junior Steven Mazzurco (Selden, N.Y.) followed with a two-run double to make it 6-2.

Sophomore Devin Will (Remsen, N.Y.) started for the Seawolves and allowed one run and one hit in 3.1 innings of work. Junior Michael Barbot (Bronx, N.Y.) picked up his first collegiate win for Stony Brook, giving up just one run in his 1.2 innings. Tansey led the SBU offense with three hits in four at-bats.