April 18, 2014
Game One Final Stats | Game Two Final Stats
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Lowell, Mass. - Junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) had four hits, three runs and two RBI on the day, and the Stony Brook baseball team split a doubleheader with UMass Lowell, winning game one, 9-3, and losing game two, 2-1, Friday at LeLacheur Park.
Stony Brook continues its hot trend, winning 22 of its last 28 games. The #Seawolves are now 22-12 overall and 8-2 in America East. The River Hawks are now 11-15 overall and 4-6 in conference.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"The key to the first-game win was timely hitting, especially with two outs, that allowed us to score big runs in the fifth and seventh innings, along with an outstanding relief appearance from Bryan Tatelman. The key to the second-game loss had to do with a lack of timely hitting, especially when we had back-to-back innings with the bases loaded, which wasted an outstanding start from Ryley MacEachern."
Game One Turning Point
The game was tied 1-1 in the top of the fifth when the #Seawolves exploded for five runs, all of them scoring with two outs. With the bases loaded, Krause dropped a single into left field that scored senior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.). After a walk to senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) reloaded the bases, junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) hit a ball to first base that was booted, allowing Krause and junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) to scamper home with two more runs. Freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) then singled home Courtney, but Peragine was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. Still the #Seawolves now had a 6-1 advantage.
The #Seawolves tacked on three runs in the seventh, and the pitching did the rest as senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) came on in relief in the fourth inning and cruised for the most part through 4-2/3 innings, only allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth with an eight-run lead. Sophomore Nick Brass (Shirley, N.Y.) finished the game out by recording the final two outs.
Game Two Turning Point
Stony Brook had a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning and was poised to add when Krause and Courtney started off with back-to-back singles. The team loaded the bases with one out but was unable to bring home a run. Then in the fifth inning, the #Seawolves again loaded the bases with just one out but again fell short of scoring a run.
The seven-inning game went to extras, and in the bottom of the ninth, Jimmy Ricoy led off by drawing a walk off of freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.). After a sacrifice moved Ricoy to second, Jacob O'Keefe ended the game with a walk-off double.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook collected 18 hits and drew seven walks over the two games.
- UMass Lowell had 18 hits and six walks over the two games.
- Courtney had multi-hit games in both contests, going 2-for-4 in both games.
- Krause was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in game one. He added a single in game two.
- The top four batters in the #Seawolves order went 9-for-18 (.500) in game one.
- Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started game one and pitched 3-2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run on six hits.
- Tatelman (3-0) earned the victory in relief after allowing two runs on five hits over 4-2/3 innings. He struck out four.
- Freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) started game two and pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out a career-high eight batters.
- Stone took the loss after allowing a run in the ninth inning, ending his scoreless innings streak at 14-1/3 innings.
- Stony Brook has won 12 of its last 14 games and 22 of its last 28.
- The #Seawolves are one game ahead of Hartford for first place in America East.
The two teams will conclude their three-game series Saturday with a single noon game. Sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) is scheduled to oppose UMass Lowell's Christian Lavoie on the mound.