April 29, 2013
Cambridge, Mass. - After taking a road series victory up at Binghamton, the Stony Brook baseball team received a pair of weekly conference honors. Junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) was named America East Player of the Week, and freshman Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) earned his second straight America East Rookie of the Week honor, the conference office announced Monday.
Courtney was 6-for-18 at the plate with two home runs and seven RBI last week. He slugged .833 at the plate, and both of his home runs were huge towards helping the Seawolves take two out of three from Binghamton. He hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of game one on Saturday, breaking a 1-1 tie and leading Stony Brook to a 5-1 victory. In Sunday's rubber match, Courtney helped break the game open with a three-run blast in the sixth inning that made the score 8-0 in favor of the Seawolves, who went to grab an 8-4 victory.
In total, five of Courtney's six hits last week were for extra bases. He added three doubles to his two homers. In 21 conference games this season, Courtney is hitting .343 with five home runs and 24 RBI.
Zamora now has earned Rookie of the Week honors four times this season. He delivered another outstanding performance on Sunday in Stony Brook's 8-4 win at Binghamton. He allowed one run on four hits over seven innings, walking four and striking out four to earn his second collegiate victory. He allowed only three runners to reach third base and only one in his first five innings pitched.
In seven conference starts this season, Zamora has a 2.84 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 44-1/3 innings.
Stony Brook is currently 17-28 overall and 9-12 in America East. The Seawolves will host Fairfield in non-conference action Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m. SB's next conference series takes place this weekend at UMBC.