Baseball sweeps doubleheader from UMBC
May 12, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior William Carmona scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Stony Brook baseball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat the UMBC Retrievers, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader at Joe Nathan Field. Stony Brook then completed the sweep with a 21-8 win in game two.
Freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with five RBI in the second game after collecting two hits in the opener. Stony Brook (38-11, 16-3 AE) has won 14 of its last 15 and 24 of its last 27 and is two wins from becoming just the third team in America East history with back-to-back 40 win seasons.
Senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) and junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) each had three hits and three RBI in the second game. Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) had two hits in both ends of the doubleheader.
UMBC scored four runs in the first in the opener but the Seawolves scored two in the second and one in the third to get within 4-3. Sophomore Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) then drilled a two-run double down the right field line to give SBU its first lead of the day in the fourth.
The Retrievers tied it in the sixth on a Brian Klukowicz home run and the game went to the bottom of the seventh still tied 5-5. Carmona opened the inning with a double and UMBC intentionally walked Tissenbaum.
Junior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) then laid down a bunt that was fielded by UMBC starter Steve Miller, who tried to get Carmona at third. But his throw went down the left field line allowing Carmona to come home with game-winning run.
Stony Brook again fell behind in game two as UMBC answered a four-run Stony Brook fourth with four unearned runs in the fifth to take a 5-4 lead.
But the Seawolves blew the game open with an eight-run fifth, sending 13 batters to the plate. Goldstein had the big hit of the inning, a three-run home run to right.
UMBC got no closer than six runs the rest of the way as the Seawolves rolled to the doubleheader sweep. Sophomore Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) did not allow an earned run in 5.0 innings to earn the win in game two.
The Seawolves wrap up their three-game series with UMBC and play their final home game of the regular season on Sunday at 1 p.m.