April 19, 2014
Lowell, Mass. - Sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) pitched six strong innings, but the Stony Brook baseball bats were silent as the #Seawolves collected only three hits in a 3-1 loss to UMass Lowell Saturday at LeLacheur Park.
Stony Brook lost its first America East series of the season, dropping the last two games of the series after winning game one. The #Seawolves fall to 22-13 on the season, 8-3 in conference. The River Hawks improve to 12-15 overall, 5-6 in America East.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Offensively we could not put anything together. Give credit to UMass Lowell; their pitcher did an excellent job. Unfortunately for us, we didn't make the most of another excellent pitching performance this weekend, this time by starter Tyler Honahan."
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, juniors Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) and Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) hit back-to-back singles to open the inning. Senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) drove Chavarria in with a sacrifice fly, but the #Seawolves could not do more than tie the game at 1-1.
The River Hawks re-claimed the lead in the fifth inning when Kelly Rooney drove home Joe Consolmagno with an RBI single up the middle.
Stony Brook was not able to get another hit after the fifth inning as River Hawks starter Christian Lavoie went the distance and retired the final eight batters he faced.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook had just three hits and drew two walks. Chavarria, Krause and sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) accounted for the base hits, and Courtney earned both of the walks.
- UMass Lowell only had five hits and drew four walks.
- Courtney's RBI was his America East-leading 30th of the season.
- Honahan started and went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out four.
- Senior Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) pitched two innings and allowed one unearned run while striking out three.
- Despite the loss, Stony Brook has still won 22 of its last 29 games.
- The #Seawolves had won or tied each of the last seven America East series until this weekend (6-0-1).
The #Seawolves will regroup and host Central Connecticut Tuesday at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m. The next America East series will take place next Saturday and Sunday at Albany.