Baseball Sweeps Maine
May 8, 2004
Orono, Maine - The Stony Brook baseball team continued its winning ways by sweeping a doubleheader from Maine in America East action Saturday afternoon. Stony Brook rallied to take the first game, 6-2, and then completed the sweep with a 4-1 decision in the nightcap. The wins improve Stony Brook to 23-20 overall, 8-6 in conference play.
Maine jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in game one. Simon Williams led off the first inning with a single up the middle and promptly stole second base. A Greg Creek double drove home Williams and then Joel Barrett followed with a double to right center scoring Creek.
Stony Brook answered back in the top of the fourth inning. Dave Mischo delivered the big blow when he belted a grand slam to right field as the Seawolves grabbed a 4-2 lead. The home run was the first hit of the game for Stony Brook. The Seawolves tacked on runs in the fifth and seventh innings to earn the 6-2 victory.
Kevin Fitzgerald started for SB and went 3 2/3 innings, yielding eight hits and two runs, before giving way to Kris Bakey. Bakey (3-1) was outstanding, getting the final out of the fourth inning and then giving up only two hits in his 4 1/3 innings of work to earn the win. Nick Abel finished off the ninth for the Seawolves.
In Game 2, Stony Brook again used the long ball. Isidro Fortuna homered to lead off the second inning to give Stony Brook an early 1-0 lead. The Black Bears answered back with a run in the bottom of the inning to even the score at one apiece.
One inning later, Devins walked to lead off the fourth inning and Andrew Larsen followed with a two-run home run to left field to give Stony Brook a 3-1 lead. The Seawolves added a run in the top of the sixth when Larsen singled to left field and came around to score when Mischo doubled to center.
Jon Lewis yielded a run on six hits while striking out eight to improve to 4-6. Larsen went 3-for-7 on the day with three RBI and three runs scored. Mischo collected three hits and drove in five runs.
The wins were 350 and 351 in head coach Matt Senk's career at SB. He is now 351-200-3 in 14 seasons. The Seawolves have won 12 of their last 14 and six straight conference games. They wrap up the weekend series with Maine Sunday at noon.