May 1, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Stony Brook baseball team to a 4-2 victory over Fairfield Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.
The home run made a winner out of Stony Brook's pitching staff as four Seawolves combined to scatter just five hits and allow one earned run while striking out six.
Stony Brook has now won four of its last five games and improves to 18-28 on the season.
Tied 2-2 in the eighth inning, the Seawolves had one runner on base with two outs. Up stepped Peragine to the plate. Sitting on a first-pitch fastball, Peragine, batting from the right side, belted the pitch from Fairfield's left-hander Tucker Panciera and deposited it over the left field wall, giving Stony Brook a 4-2 advantage.
The Seawolves pitching left no doubt from there on out as freshman Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) struck out two and induced a groundout in the ninth inning to close out the victory.
Inside the Numbers
- Peragine's home run was his first of the season. He was 2-for-4 on the day and drove in three of the Seawolves' four runs.
- Peragine also made an outstanding diving catch to his right to rob Fairfield's Ryan Plourde of a hit.
- Junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) went 3-for-3 on the day and gunned down two attempted base stealers from behind the plate. He has thrown out 30 of 68 attempted base stealers this season.
- Freshman Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) started the game for the Seawolves and allowed just two hits and one walk over three innings.
- Junior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) tossed two shutout innings as did Lee (San Dimas, Calif.), who struck out three and earned the victory in relief.
Stony Brook resumes conference play this weekend as it travels to Baltimore to play UMBC. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday at noon and a single game Sunday at noon.