Albany Defeats Baseball to Avoid Sweep

April 25, 2005

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Albany scored six runs in the sixth inning to take a 15-5 lead and went on to a 16-5 win over the Stony Brook baseball team on Monday afternoon at University Field. The Great Danes' Tom Hill sunk the Seawolves with two home runs and six RBI as the Brook fell to 15-21 this season, 4-5 in the America East. The victories improved Albany's record to 11-13, 3-6.

Tied 5-5 heading into the fifth, Hill hightlighted a four-run inning with a two-run single as Albany would never trail again. The Great Danes opened up the the game up an inning later with six runs, as Hill struck again with a three-run home run and pinch hitter Craig Farley added a two-run single. Hill wasn't finished as he added a solo blast to dead center field in the ninth for the 16-5 final.

The Seawolves built a 5-2 lead after two innings as Isidro Fortuna doubled home Chris Sipp and Matt Devins in the first inning, and Andrew Larsen, Devins and Sipp each drove in runs in the second. Albany pulled within a run in the top of the third on a two-run home run by Steve Sayre, his second of the season, and tied the game, 5-5, in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Derek DeGrazio.

Devins and Peter Milani tallied two hits apiece and scored a run to lead the Seawolves at the plate, while Devins added an RBI and Fortuna drove in two. Brian Murtagh (3-4) suffered the loss despite striking out seven batters in 4.1 innings of work.

Hill led Albany's attack, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI while Mark Suchowiecki (1-3) earned the win after tossing six innings and allowing five runs on eight hits.

The Seawolves are back in action at home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 versus St. Francis (N.Y.).