Baseball extends win streak to 11 with sweep of Binghamton
April 30, 2011
Brookhaven, N.Y. - Senior Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning and sophomore William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) threw 3.1 innings of scoreless relief as the Stony Brook University baseball team defeated the Binghamton Bearcats, 5-4, in the first game of an America East doubleheader on Saturday at Golden Lions Field.
Junior Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) threw a four-hit shutout in the second game as the Seawolves completed the sweep with a 6-0 victory. Johnson (7-2) has now thrown 18.0 straight scoreless innings and has not allowed a run in five of his last six starts.
Marshall went 5-for-8 in the doubleheader and needs just 10 more hits to set the program's all-time hits record. Stony Brook (30-9, 11-1 AE) has now won 11 straight and reached the 30 win mark for the ninth time under head coach Matt Senk.
SBU entered the seventh and final inning of game one with a 4-3 lead but the Bearcats tied it on a one-out RBI single from John Howell. Binghamton threatened to take the lead as Ben Bereszniewcz chased Howell to third with a single to center.
But Howell was tagged out by junior catcher Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) on a failed suicide squeeze for the second out. Sophomore Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ontario) then walked C.J. Lukaszewski and was relieved by Carmona, who retired Dave Ciocchi on groundout to short to end the inning.
Ciochhi singled down the left-field line to start the 10th but was thrown out by sophomore Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) trying to stretch it to a double. The next two Bearcat batters both reached base but each was thrown out trying to steal second by Cantwell.
Marshall then led off the bottom of the 10th with an infield hit and moved to second on a Carmona single to left. Tissenbaum walked to load the bases for Marino. Binghamton reliever Zach Juliano then threw the second pitch to Marino to the backstop allowing Marshall to come home with the winning run.
Junior right-hander Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.) started game one for the Seawolves and struck out nine in 6.0 innings. Carmona allowed just two hits in his 3.1 innings and also went 3-for-5 with an RBI at the plate.
Stony Brook jumped to a 4-0 lead in game one, scoring four runs in the opening inning as the first four Seawolves reached base. But the Bearcats chipped away at the lead, scoring a run in the third and two in the fifth before tying it in the seventh.
The Seawolves took control of game two early, scoring two runs in the second on a Nivins run-scoring triple and an RBI groundout from sophomore Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.). SBU added a run in the third on a Carmona RBI single.
Stony Brook then took advantage of poor Binghamton defense to put the game away in the fourth. Freshman Joshua Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) singled with two outs and freshman Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) then hit a comebacker to Binghamton starter Mike Augliera for what looked to be the final out of the inning.
But Augliera's throw to first sailed down the right-field line, allowing Mason to score. Binghamton right-fielder Peter Bregartner's throw from right field then sailed into the Seawolves dugout as Courtney came home with Stony Brook's fifth run.
That was more than enough support for Johnson, who cruised to his seventh victory. The right-hander struck out five and did not walk a batter.
The teams will wrap up the three-game set tomorrow at Dowling College. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.