April 24, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team produced six extra-base hits, and three different players had multi-hit days as the Seawolves knocked off NYIT, 6-4, Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.
Junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) and freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) each had two hits, and five different Seawolves drove in a run. Stony Brook finished the day with 10 hits.
On the mound, Stony Brook limited NYIT to five hits while striking out 11 batters.
Trailing 3-2 in the fourth inning, the Seawolves went on top for good as Courtney led off the frame with a booming double off the center field wall. Standing on third with one out, he scored on Nivins' double to left that sailed over the left fielder's head. Nivins then stole third and scored on a wild pitch to put the Seawolves on top 4-3.
The Seawolves tacked on runs in the fifth and sixth innings and allowed one Bears run in the sixth inning. Freshman Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) and junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) ended the game by setting down the last nine NYIT batters.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook posted its 10th game of 10 hits or more this season.
- It was the fourth time this year that the SB pitching staff struck out 10 or more batters.
- Tenuto homered in the third inning, his first collegiate home run.
- Courtney smacked a pair of doubles, the third time this season he's had more than one extra-base hit in a game.
- Freshmen Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) and Austin Shives (San Diego, Calif.) doubled and tripled, respectively.
- Freshman Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started on the mound and was deuces wild today. He allowed two run on two hits over two innings. He walked two and struck out two.
- Junior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) earned his first win of the season after pitching 3-2/3 innings of relief. He allowed two runs on two hits, walked three and fanned three batters.
- Lee was outstanding in relief as well, striking out four batters and giving up just one hit in his 2-1/3 innings.
- Mason earned his first save of the year after pitching a scoreless ninth inning and striking out a pair.
The Seawolves host NYIT Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook defeated the Bears at home last week, 6-0.