Stony Brook Falls To Albany, 5-2, At America East Championships
May 24, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Third-seeded Albany used a three-run third inning as the Great Danes topped the second-seeded Stony Brook baseball team, 5-2, in game two of the America East Baseball Championship at Farmingdale State College on Thursday evening. The Seawolves fall to 31-23 on the season and will face No. 4 Maine in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon at 3:05 p.m.
Stony Brook struck first in the bottom half of the first when Brian Witkowski led off the game for the Seawolves with a solo blast over the right field fence as Stony Brook led 1-0 through one.
Following a scoreless second frame, Albany was finally able to get to Stony Brook starter Tom Koehler when Sean Donovan ripped a double to left center to plate Leo Corvino and Chris Wood. Steve Wyland capped the scoring for Albany in the frame when he crossed the plate on a wild pitch as Albany led 3-1.
Albany added a run in the fourth when Mike Konstanty scored on a wild pitch and one in the seventh when Steve Sayre doubled to left to plate Tommy Hill as Albany led 5-1.
The Seawolves plated a run in the ninth when Chris Sipp hit an RBI single to right to score Witkowski, but Sean Gregory retired the next batter to clinch the Albany win, 5-2.
Koehler (5-8) allowed five runs in 6.1 innings with eight strikeouts in the loss. Joe Goglia threw 2.2 hitless innings with four strikeouts out of the pen. Witkowski led the Seawolf offense, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. Keith Fier was 2-for-4 in the loss as the Seawolves stranded 10 base runners in the game.
The Seawolves return to action tomorrow when they take on fourth-seeded Maine at 3:05 p.m.