Baseball sweeps UMBC to extend win streak to nine
April 28, 2012
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Tyler Johnson threw a four-hit shutout in the opener and senior Pat Cantwell and juniors William Carmona and Travis Jankowski each drove in three runs in game two as the Stony Brook baseball team swept a doubleheader from UMBC on Saturday afternoon to extend its winning streak to nine. The Seawolves won game one, 5-0, before beating the Retrievers, 13-6, in game two.
The first-place Seawolves (33-10, 11-2 AE) have won 19 of their last 21 following Saturday's sweep. The teams wrap up the three-game set on Sunday at noon.
Cantwell went 4-for-6 in game two after recording a pair of hits in the opener. Jankowski had five hits in the doubleheader and is hitting .600 (18-for-30) with 14 runs scored during the winning streak.
Johnson (6-1) cruised in the opener as he did not allow a UMBC batter past second and did not walk a batter in his 7.0 innings.
The Seawolves jumped on top with three runs in the third in game one highlighted by a two-run double from freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.). Jankowski led off the fifth with a homer to make it 4-0 and SBU tacked on the final run of the game in the seventh on a Cantwell RBI single.
Stony Brook again jumped to an early lead, scoring three runs in the first on an RBI triple from Carmona, a run-scoring double from junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) and an RBI single from freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.).
SBU pushed its lead to 5-0 in the fourth before UMBC got on the board in the fifth on a D.J. Smith two-run double. Stony Brook answered with three runs in the sixth but the Retrievers scored four in the bottom of the inning to pull within 8-6.
The Seawolves took control in the seventh though, scoring three runs highlighted by a Cantwell two-run single.
Junior James Campbell (Bridgeport, Conn.) relieved Stony Brook sophomore starter Brandon McNitt in the sixth and allowed one inherited runner to score on a passed ball but gave up just one hit the rest of the way as he earned the save.