April 9, 2013
New Rochelle, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team received 10 of its 14 hits from freshmen, led by Brett Tenuto's (Audubon, N.J.) 3-for-3, two RBI, two stolen base day as the Seawolves exploded for a 12-3 win over Iona Tuesday at City Park.
Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) went 4-for-5, Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) went 2-for-5 with three RBI and Austin Shives (San Diego, Calif.) went 1-for-4 with two runs scored to lead a freshman attack that overall was 10-for-17 (.588) on the day.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"It Felt good to get back in the win column. It was a good start to a week where we have five games, including Hartford this weekend. It's been a while since we played a complete game and today we showed good pitching, solid defense and timely hitting."
Stony Brook was already leading 5-3 when entering the ninth inning, but the Seawolves left no doubt as to the outcome of the game when seven straight batters reached base to score seven runs. The big hit came with the bases loaded as Caputo cleared the bags with a triple to right center.
The Seawolves defense also came up big in the seventh inning. With runners on second and third and just one out, Iona's Joseph Sessa flew out to center. Carmine Palummo decided to tag up at third and race home, but Seawolves junior center fielder Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) threw a strike to the plate, and sophomore catcher Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) applied the tag to complete a double play and preserve a two run lead.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook banged out a season-high 14 hits and stole a season-high five bases.
- Caputo set a career high with three RBI.
- Parenty matched his career high in hits with four. He also went 4-for-5 against Binghamton March 23.
- Tenuto set career highs for hits (3), RBI (3) and stolen bases (2).
- Freshman Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) started and pitched 4-1/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits. He struck out three and walked none to earn his first collegiate victory.
- Junior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) pitched the final two innings and gave up just one hit. He was credited with a save.
The Seawolves are back on the diamond Wednesday against Manhattan at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m.