Stony Brook Baseball Outslugs Hofstra, 14-10
May 8, 2007
Stony Brook, N.Y. - In its final non-conference tune-up of the season, the Stony Brook baseball team tallied 20 hits and scored 14 runs as they outslugged Hofstra, 14-10, on Tuesday afternoon at University Field. Rob Dyer blasted his third home run of the season as the Seawolves improve to 25-20 overall. Hofstra falls to 17-33.
Hofstra raced out to an 8-0 lead as the Pride scored four runs in both the first and second inning. The Seawolves began to chip away when Dyer blasted a two-run shot over the left field fence in the bottom of the second to trim the lead to 8-2.
The Seawolves added three more in the bottom of the third inning when Rob Leonard doubled in Steven Mazzurco, Michael Stephan scored on a Pride error and Leonard capped the scoring when he scored on a double-play ball.
Trailing 8-5 in the bottom half of the fourth, the Seawolves pulled within two at 8-6 when Keith Fier, who led off the frame with a double, scored on a Stephan sacrifice fly.
Stony Brook continued to chip away at the Pride lead when they added another run in the fifth when Chris Sipp delivered an RBI single as Hofstra led, 8-7.
The Pride added a run in the sixth, but the Seawolves answered with two in the bottom half of the inning capped by an RBI single off the bat of Chris Cruz as the two squads were all knotted up at 9-9 through six innings of play.
The Seawolves took the lead for good in the seventh when they plated four runs off of four hits and two Pride errors as they held on for the 14-10 win.
Jason Kosakow (1-0) picked up his first collegiate win. Kosakow threw 1.0 inning of shutout baseball and struck out two.
Dyer led the offensive outburst, going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. Mazzurco was 4-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored.
The Seawolves return to action this Friday for their final home series of the year. Stony Brook will take on conference foe Vermont for a four game set. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.