Baseball Rally Cut Short By NY Tech
April 28, 2003
The Stony Brook baseball team slipped to the New York Tech Bears Monday afternoon in Old Westbury, N.Y. by a score of 10-6. The Seawolves tried to come back from a 10-run-deficit and were in place to do so, but the rally fell short in the ninth to leave Stony Brook 22-12 overall. The Bears improve their record to 9-21.
The Seawolves spotted NY Tech 10 runs in the early innings which proved to be to big of a hurdle to overcome. Andrew Karkoulas helped the Bears to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a lead-off double. He move to third on a ground out and scored on Mike Macmillan's sacrifice fly. NYIT added three more in second to take a 4-0 lead. Ronny Reyes led off with a single and moved to second when Mike Kearney reached on an error. Sean Braithwaite singled home Reyes, Jelani Arnold hit a sacrifice fly and Tim Smith hit an RBI single. NYIT scored six runs on six hits in the fourth, with three of the runs coming on St. George's homer.
Stony Brook finally got to starter Chris Perez in the top of the fifth, scoring four unearned runs. After Garrett Renner and Lee Lipschutz hit consecutive singles and Andrew Larsen walked to load the bases with two outs, Jim McCurdy reached on a throwing error by second baseman Mike MacMillan when his throw scooted by the first baseman, allowing two runs to score. Matt Devins drove in two runs with a single in the next at bat. The Seawolves threatened again in the ninth, scoring two runs, but Dan Britton recorded the final two outs to seal the victory for the Bears.
Perez pitched seven innings, allowing four unearned runs while striking out five batters on six hits. James Szwejkowski started the game for the Seawolves, going three innings and striking out two. Dave Mischo saw some action, pitching 4.2 innings and collecting five Ks. Ed Kull continues to swing a solid bat for the Seawolves as he was 2-of-4 at the plate. Devins finished the day 1-of-4 with two RBI and Lipschutz was 2-of-3 in the losing effort.
The Seawolves are back in action tomorrow when they travel to St. Francis for a 3:30 p.m. game.