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June 6, 2010

 

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Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Stony Brook University's baseball team was eliminated from 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship on Sunday afternoon, falling to Coastal Carolina, 25-7, at the Myrtle Beach Regional held at BB&T Coastal Field. Stony Brook, which picked up its first NCAA Tournament win in its Division I history on Saturday, finishes the season at 30-26.

Coastal recorded 25 hits and put the game away with a 10-run fourth. Freshmen Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) and Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) led the Seawolves with two RBI each.

Senior Robert Dyer (Selden, N.Y.) was the first batter from either team to reach base, leading off the second with a single up the middle. But Coastal starter Josh Conway did not allow Dyer to move past first as he retired the next three hitters.

Stony Brook freshman right-hander Adam Brown (Melville, N.Y.) retired the first seven batters of the game before walking Adam Rice with one out in the third. Tucker Frawley followed with an RBI double to left-center field to give the Chanticleers a 1-0 lead.

Coastal then blew the game open with the 10 runs in the fourth. Tommy La Stella drew a leadoff walk and then came home on a two-run home run from Jose Iglesias. Chance Gilmore then doubled and came home on a run-scoring single from Daniel Bowman. An Adam Rice sacrifice fly pushed the Chanticleers lead to 5-0.

A Scott Woodward run-scoring triple made it 6-0 before Rico Noel drove Brown from the game with a two-run home run. Gilmore made it 10-0 with a two-run double before Bowman capped the inning with an RBI triple.

The Seawolves answered back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, loading the bases with one out. Freshman William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) then drew a walk to force in a run before Dyer came home on an RBI groundout from Nivins to make it 11-2.

 

 

Coastal added a run in the fifth on a Frawley run-scoring groundout. The Chanticleers scored two runs in the sixth to take a 14-2 lead but the Seawolves responded with three in the bottom of the inning on a Nivins RBI double and a two-run home run from Tissenbaum.

The Chanticleers built their lead to 17-5 in seventh on RBI singles from La Stella and Rice as well as a sacrifice fly from Rich Witten. Stony Brook scored a run in their half of the seventh as sophomore Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) was hit by the pitch before moving to third on a single from junior Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario).

Junior Stephen Marino (Lake Grove, N.Y.) then hit a hard line drive that was snagged by Coastal pitcher Jackson Geary, who then tried to double Marshall at first. But Geary threw the ball into the ground, allowing Cantwell to come home and score.

Postgame quotes
Stony Brook Head Coach Matt Senk
Opening Statement
"I want to thank Coastal Carolina for the outstanding tournament they put on, they are terrific hosts. As far as the game today, I am extremely disappointed in my team, in myself, and in my coaching staff. Our starting lineup had five hits today. Not to take away from Coastal. They are a great team, but when you can't throw the ball over the plate, and in the places it was with hitters like that, that's the results you are going to get.

On next year
"We have 12 freshmen. Arguably the guys that swung the bat the best for us this weekend were our freshmen. We are very young and we will miss the seniors they have done a tremendous job for us in their careers. We are very excited about the class we have coming in and as far as the baseball program is concerned when you take a step back we had a terrific year with very young players and terrific ones coming in next year, that is what happening in our University and its athletic department all around. We are looking forward to the future based on what happened this year."