March 2, 2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) delivered three hits, two runs and two RBI, and the Stony Brook baseball team had a season-high eight runs, but the #Seawolves fell in another extra inning affair, this time to Saint Louis, 9-8, in 12 innings Sunday at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Stony Brook (0-6) had eight of its nine batters deliver hits on the day, but the #Seawolves could not contain Saint Louis (4-6) and its 15-hit attack.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Despite three very tough losses this weekend, we had some solid individual performances and overall improvement from last weekend. We're looking forward to getting home and playing some home games prior to our five-game road trip to California."
After falling behind 5-0, the #Seawolves stormed back with a huge seven-run fifth inning. Junior Michael Roehrig (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) Peragine opened the frame with back-to-back singles. Then senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) each knocked in a run with an infield single, senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) drew a bases loaded walk, freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) had an RBI ground out and Peragine knocked in two more with an RBI single.
However, the outburst was not enough to hold the lead as the Billikens scored twice more in the sixth and once in the seventh before the #Seawolves tied it in the eighth on sophomore Jack Parenty's (Wantagh, N.Y.) RBI double.
The two teams went to extras, and Saint Louis won it in the bottom of the 12th on Danny Brennan's walk-off homer.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook had 11 hits and a season-high eight runs. Eight of the nine batters in the lineup had base hits.
- Saint Louis had 15 hits and nine runs. The Billikens left 10 men on base.
- Peragine was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI.
- Mason was 2-for-5 with a run and RBI.
- Senior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) gunned down two runs on the base paths from the catcher position.
- Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started on the mound and allowed four runs on four hits over 1-2/3 innings.
- Freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.) pitched 5-1/3 innings of relief and surrendered four runs on eight hits.
- Sophomore Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) had another solid outing in relief, pitching two scoreless innings.
Weather permitting, Stony Brook will host Iona in its home opener Tuesday at Joe Nathan Field at 3 p.m.