Baseball Blasts Past Hofstra 9-5
May 4, 2004
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Nick Theoharis belted two home runs as the Stony Brook baseball team left the yard four times to defeat Hofstra 9-5 on Tuesday afternoon at University Field. The Seawolves have won six straight games to improve to 21-19, while Hofstra fell to 11-29 with the loss.
After a scoreless first, the Seawolves jumped on top of Hofstra 4-0 on the strength on two home runs in the bottom of the second inning. Nick Theoharis started the scoring with a solo shot before Chris Sipp and Dave Mischo each drew walks and were plated on a three-run blast by Kevin Solano.
Stony Brook added a run in the fourth when Isidro Fortuna took one over the left field wall to up the Seawolves lead to 5-0. Hofstra answered with a long ball of its own in the top of the fifth, as Pride third baseman Ricky Caputo cracked a three-run shot to pull Hofstra back in the ballgame at 5-3.
Theoharis would give the Seawolves a comfortable margin again the bottom of the frame, smacking his second homer of the day over the wall in left to put Stony Brook on top 7-3. Jon Pasieka singled and scored in the sixth and drove in Fortuna with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Seawolves a 9-3 advantage heading into the ninth.
Hofstra tallied a pair of runs in its last at bat as Eugene Brooks led off the inning with a home run and J.P. Wechter plated Josh Stewart with a double to the right field gap, but that was all the scoring in the inning as Stony Brook held on for the 9-5 victory.
Theoharis went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored to the lead the Seawolves at the plate, while Fortuna was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. Paul Carufe (2-1) went 5.0 strong innings to pick up his second win of the season, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five without allowing a free pass. Ryan Claypool earned his first save of the year with 4.0 solid innings of relief.
Brooks paced the Pride attack, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs, while Andrew Campana went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Starting pitcher Scott Bisco (0-2) suffered the loss for Hofstra.
The Seawolves are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Seton Hall to take on the Pirates at 3:30 p.m.