Six Run Third Lifts Stony Brook Baseball to 8-4 Win Over Sacred Heart

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March 27, 2007

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Yaphank, N.Y. - Stony Brook starter Kurt Jung and Gary Novakowski combined to strike out 13 batters as the Seawolves topped the Pioneers of Sacred Heart, 8-4, on Tuesday afternoon. The Seawolves took advantage of a six-run third inning as they improve to 4-9 on the year. Sacred Heart falls to 6-9.

With Stony Brook trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning, the Seawolves scored six runs to grab control of the game.

After back-to-back singles off the bats of Chris Sipp and Rob Dyer, the Seawolves had runners on first and third with one out. Rob Leonard hit an RBI sac fly to deep right field to plate Sipp to start the Stony Brook rally. The next three Stony Brook batters delivered RBI base hits capped by an RBI double off the bat of Chris Cruz as the Seawolves broke the game open.

Jung and Novakowski did the rest as the duo baffled the Pioneers and combined for 13 strikeouts.

Dyer finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Cruz was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Leonard was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in the win.

Jung (2-2) earned the win, striking out eight batters in five innings of work. Novakowski struck out five in four innings of work out of the pen.

The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they head to Fordham for a single game. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.