Baseball Drops a Pair at Albany

Andrew Larsen smacked his fifth home run of the season vs. Albany Saturday afternoon
 
Andrew Larsen smacked his fifth home run of the season vs. Albany Saturday afternoon
 
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April 17, 2004

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Albany, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Game 1 of a double header versus Albany on Saturday afternoon, but the Great Danes scored 10 unanswered runs to post a 10-4 victory in the opener, and kept the momentum to take Game 2, 5-1, sweeping the twinbill from the Seawolves. With the losses, Stony Brook fell to 12-17, 1-4 in the America East, while Albany improved to 21-4, 4-1.

The Seawolves wasted no time getting on the board in the opener, as Andrew Larsen led off the game with a single and scored one batter later when Matt Devins drove a double over left fielder Brad Daniels' head. Isidro Fortuna capped a three-run third inning with a two-run home run off the left field foul pole, putting the Seawolves on top 4-0.

Albany cut the lead to 4-3 heading into the fifth before scoring three times to take the lead for good. Daniels, Joe Lamb and Tony Vallone delivered three straight doubles, producing two runs, to leadoff the frame. Brendan Chiavaro finished off the scoring with a sacrifice fly to bring in Vallone and put the Great Danes on top 6-4.

Albany put together a two-out rally in the seventh, plating four runs, two on a homer by Pat Delaney, to secure the victory.

Stony Brook managed just four hits in Game 2, as Larsen supplied the only offense for the Seawolves with a towering solo home run to lead off the second inning.

Dan Schoonmaker had a RBI double in the first and followed it up with a two-run blast in the third to give the Great Danes a 4-1 advantage. Albany added a run in the fifth and held on for the 5-1 victory.

The Seawolves will face Albany tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to close out the three-game series.