April 28, 2013
Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team pounded out 12 hits, including three apiece from freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) and senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario), and junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) cracked his second home run in as many days as the Seawolves beat Binghamton, 8-4, Sunday to take two out of three in the series.
Stony Brook improved to 17-28 overall and 9-12 in America East, moving the Seawolves to within 1-1/2 games of the Bearcats for fourth place in the conference. The head-to-head series this season concludes at 3-3. Binghamton is now 21-17 overall and 10-10 in conference.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today was a big win, and every game from here on out will be big games. We're excited about winning the series and are looking forward to our next series against UMBC."
Already leading 4-0, thanks to RBI hits from freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario), Nivins and junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.), the Seawolves broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning. With freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) on third base and just one out, Parenty stroked a single to center that brought one run home. After an error set up runners on first and second, Courtney stepped to the plate and drilled a home run to right center for a three-run blast. The Seawolves now had a comfortable 8-0 lead.
Freshman Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) gave the Seawolves seven solid innings on the mound, giving up just one run in the sixth inning. Although Binghamton scored three times in the ninth, junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) came on in relief to end the threat, getting Jake Thomas to hit a comebacker to the mound to finish off the series.
Inside the Numbers
- Courtney's home run was his second in as many days; he hit a grand slam during Saturday's first game. He finished the series 4-for-11 with two home runs and seven RBI.
- Nivins and Parenty each produced three-hit days. For Parenty, it was his fourth three-hit game or better this season. For Nivins, it was his first three-hit game of the year.
- Nivins finished the series 6-for-11 with two RBI and a stolen base in each game. He has hit safely in four straight games.
- Parenty, Courtney and sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) each scored two runs.
- Stony Brook has 12 hits, three going for extra bases.
- Zamora started and gave the Seawolves seven strong innings. He allowed one run on four hits. He walked four and struck out four. He improved to 2-6 on the season and sports a 2.84 ERA during conference play this year.
- Mason recorded the final two outs of the game and has now allowed only two runs over his last 12 innings pitched.
Stony Brook will have a non-conference home game against Fairfield Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Seawolves then trek to Baltimore for a three-game series at UMBC next weekend.