Baseball splits doubleheader with Albany
April 15, 2012
Albany, N.Y. - Junior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Stony Brook University baseball team to a 6-4 victory over the Albany Great Danes in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Albany rallied for a 7-6 10-inning win in the second game to salvage the finale of the four-game set.
Junior William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) had a combined six hits in the doubleheader and drove in four runs in game two. Junior James Campbell (Bridgeport, Conn.) allowed one run in 2.1 innings of relief to earn the win in the first game.
Albany scored three runs in the third to jump to an early lead in the opener. But the Seawolves (24-10, 5-2 AE) rallied back with three of their own in the fourth highlighted by a two-run triple from freshman Cole Peragine, who went 7-for-14 with four RBI in the series.
SBU broke the 3-3 tie in the fifth on an RBI single from freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) and a run-scoring double from Nivins. Albany got a run back in the sixth but the Seawolves got an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single from Nivins.
Sophomore reliever Joshua Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) allowed a double to Mike Tirri to open the seventh but recovered to retire the next three hitters and earn his second save.
The Seawolves grabbed the early advantage in game two, scoring three runs in the first on a sacrifice fly from junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) and a two-run homer from Carmona, his seventh of the season.
Carmona added an RBI single in the third before Albany got on the board with a run in the fourth.
Another Tissenbaum sacrifice fly put the Seawolves up 5-1 in the fifth but the Great Danes scored two unearned runs in the sixth and then tacked on a run in the seventh to pull within one.
An RBI double from Carmona in the eighth pushed the Stony Brook lead back to two but Albany answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.
Neither team scored in the ninth and the Seawolves were unable to push across a run in the top of the 10th. The Great Danes then loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th and D.J. Hoagboon then delivered a walk-off RBI single to send Albany to the victory.
Senior Evan Stecko-Haley (Coral Springs, Fla.) started game two for Stony Brook and allowed just one earned run on five hits in 6.0 innings.
Stony Brook returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Rhode Island at Joe Nathan Field.