May 7, 2014
Old Westbury, N.Y. - Senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) hit for the cycle as part of a career-high five-hit day to lead the Stony Brook baseball team to a 15-4 win over NYIT in non-conference action Wednesday at Lorenzo Field.
Courtney, who is the first #Seawolves player since Brian Witkowski (May 19, 2006) to hit for the cycle, finished the game 5-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning, flew out to center in the third, singled in the fourth, tripled in the sixth, hit an RBI single in the seventh and then completed the cycle with a double to right in the ninth.
It was the first five-hit game by a #Seawolves player since Willie Carmona had five against UMBC on April 29, 2012.
Also homering for the #Seawolves were junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.), who bashed two home runs, and sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.), who smacked his first collegiate blast.
The #Seawolves set season highs for hits (19) and runs scored (15) in a game this season. They are now 28-15 on the season. NYIT falls to 4-42 on the year.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today our entire team did an outstanding job. We're looking to carry this momentum into this weekend's series at UMBC."
Stony Brook made sure the game would be in their favor from the get-go as the #Seawolves took advantage of a wild NYIT pitcher, who walked Parenty to start the game and then hit both junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) and Krause with a pitch while Parenty scored on a wild pitch. Courtney then hit a long home run down the right field line to make it 4-0.
The #Seawolves tacked on two runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings as Parenty and Krause also went deep. Krause's leadoff homer in the sixth was a majestic bomb down the left field line. He then went opposite field with his ninth inning home run to right as part of a five-run inning to cap the scoring.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook set season highs for hits (19) and runs (15). The team also drew seven walks.
- NYIT had four runs on six hits and drew five walks.
- Courtney went 5-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI, two singles, a double, a triple and a home run, becoming the first #Seawolves player since Brian Witkowski (May 19, 2006) to hit for the cycle.
- The five hits for Courtney were a career high. He now has seven games of three hits or more this season and 20 multi-hit games overall.
- Krause hit a pair of home runs, his first multi-homer day of his career. He finished the day 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored.
- Parenty was 2-for-4 with two RBI, three runs scored and his first collegiate home run.
- Junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario), sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) and freshman Jeremy Giles (Claremont, Calif.) also had two-hit games.
- Sophomore James Carr (Manhasset, N.Y.) recorded his first career hit with a single to center in the ninth inning.
- As a team, Stony Brook was 7-for-13 at the plate when having RBI opportunities.
- Senior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) started on the mound and delivered five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out four. He earned the victory to improve to 3-1 on the season.
News & Notes
- Stony Brook has now won 22 of its last 27 games and 28 of the last 37.
- The #Seawolves evened their road record at 10-10.
- Stony Brook has now beaten NYIT in seven straight meetings and nine out of the last 10.
- Stony Brook is now 19-1 this season when it scores six runs or more in a game.
- The #Seawolves have scored double digit runs in four of their last six games.
Stony Brook will face off with UMBC in a three-game series in Baltimore this weekend. The series starts with a single game Friday at 4 p.m., followed by a Saturday noon doubleheader.