Parenty and MacEachern take home America East honors

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April 14, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. - After a 5-0 week, two members of the Stony Brook baseball team received weekly America East honors as sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) was named America East Player of the Week, and freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) was selected the America East Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Parenty earns his first-ever Player of the Week award and is the third Stony Brook player to receive the honor this season, joining senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.). Parenty batted .476 in five games last week, with a team-high 10 hits and six RBI. Three of his 10 hits went for extra-bases, including a pivotal two-run triple in game one of Stony Brook's three-game series with Binghamton that snapped a scoreless tie. He went on to add a two-run single in the finale against the Bearcats while also playing strong defense in left field.

In the Binghamton series alone, Parenty slugged .786 and scored three times. For the season, Parenty is hitting .281 with 20 runs scored, 16 RBI, 19 walks and five stolen bases.

MacEachern notches Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time. He was a Rookie of the Week selection back on April 1. This is the third Pitcher of the Week selection for the #Seawolves this season as senior Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) is a two-time honoree of the award on March 11 and March 24.

MacEachern was a stopper in relief for Stony Brook this weekend. Entering into the second game of Stony Brook's Saturday doubleheader with Binghamton in the sixth inning of a seven-inning game, he twirled five shutout innings, scattering just three hits. After Stony Brook tied the game in the bottom of the seventh, he came out strong by allowing just one of the final 10 batters he faced to reach base safely. His effort gave the #Seawolves a chance to win, and they did in the bottom of the 10th when Courtney crossed home on a wild pitch.

This season MacEachern is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 33-1/3 innings. In America East play, he has been stellar. In three appearances, he's limited opponents to one run over 17 innings, which represents a 0.53 ERA. Conference opponents are hitting just .193 against him.

Stony Brook has won 20 of its last 25 games and currently sits at 20-11 overall and 7-1 in America East. The #Seawolves host Rhode Island Wednesday and then play at UMass Lowell Friday and Saturday in a three-game America East series.