April 10, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Three members of the Stony Brook baseball team posted multi-hit days, and senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) drove in two runs, but the Seawolves let a 5-0 lead slip away as Manhattan battled back to beat them 9-5 Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.
Sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario), freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) and junior Michael Hubbard (Northridge, Calif.) all had two hits for the Seawolves, who had 11 hits in total.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today was a tough loss, especially after putting a five spot up early in the game. We were in a position to win the game, but unfortunately a very good Manhattan team came back to take the lead, and we couldn't get back into a rhythm after their big inning."
Stony Brook had gone up 5-0 after a five-run third inning that included four consecutive hits. Nivins had the big blow - a two-run double down the right field line - and freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) singled home Caputo to make it 5-0 Seawolves.
But the Jaspers chipped away and then had a big four-run fifth inning to pull ahead. With runners on first and second and two outs, Manhattan's Christian Santisteban jacked a three-run home run to right off of left-handed freshman C.J. Schildt (Hauppauge, N.Y.), giving the Jaspers a 6-5 advantage and the lead for good.
Inside the Numbers
- Freshman Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started on the mound for Stony Brook and threw three solid innings, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out two and hitting three batters.
- Caputo went 2-for-4 and is now six for his last 19.
- Nivins had two RBI, his fourth multi-RBI game of the season.
- Peragine was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. He is eight for his last 22.
The Seawolves return to conference play this weekend as it hosts Hartford in a three-game series at Joe Nathan Field. The teams open up with a doubleheader Saturday at noon.