May 15, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) went 4-for-5, and junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) reached base in four of his five plate appearances, but the Stony Brook baseball team stranded 10 runners on base in a 5-2 loss to Sacred Heart Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.
The contest was Stony Brook's final non-conference and final home game of the season. The Seawolves are now 22-31 overall and finished the year 14-10 at home. The Seawolves will now turn their attention to their most important three-game series of the season as they battle Hartford for the final spot in the America East Championship beginning Friday.
Sacred Heart broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning on Dan Perez's one-out single, but the Seawolves had numerous opportunities to gain a healthy advantage. In the third inning, Parenty, sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) and Courtney opened the inning with back-to-back-to-back singles to load the bases. However, the Seawolves could not scratch a run across. Senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) hit a ground ball to third, and Pioneers third baseman Jesus Medina threw home to force Parenty. Pioneers starter Nick Morrissey then struck out sophomore Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) and induced freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) to ground out.
In total, Stony Brook was just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook outhit Sacred Heart 11-8, but left 10 men on base.
- Parenty produced his third four-hit game of the season. He is hitting a team-best .346, which also ranks fourth in America East.
- Courtney went 1-for-2 with two walks and a hit by pitch. He has a team-best .390 on-base percentage.
- Caputo hit his team-best fifth triple of the season.
- Junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) drove in Caputo with an RBI single.
- Senior G.C. Yerry (West Shokan, N.Y.) started the game and allowed one run on three hits over three innings. He walked none and struck out three.
- Junior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman Nick Brass (Shirley, N.Y.) each pitched scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Stony Brook will wrap up its regular season with its most important series of the year. The Seawolves head to West Hartford, Conn., to take on the Hartford Hawks in a three-game set, beginning with a doubleheader Friday at noon. Whichever team wins at least two out of three will claim the final spot in next week's America East Championship.