April 7, 2013
Albany, N.Y. - Sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) picked up three hits, and freshman Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) struck out eight batters, but the Stony Brook baseball team gave up four runs to Albany in the fourth inning and that was enough to send the Seawolves to a 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon at Varsity Field.
Stony Brook falls to 9-21 overall and 4-8 in America East while Albany improves to 11-13 overall and 7-5 in conference play.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Another four-run inning, lack of timely hitting and too many strikeouts proved to be our undoing again."
Although Albany put up four runs in the fourth inning to lead the Seawolves 4-1, Stony Brook had chances to tie the game, none bigger than the sixth inning. With runners on first and third, one out and one run already home on a Peragine RBI single, junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) came to the plate and hit a ground ball to third. Peragine, who was the tying run, broke for home, but found himself in a rundown and was eventually tagged out. Freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) then struck out to end the inning, denying Stony Brook a chance to tie the game.
Zamora kept the Seawolves in the game with strong pitching, and Stony Brook put runners on in each of the final three innings, but they could not get the tying run to cross home plate.
Inside the Numbers
- Peragine's three-hit game was his second of the season. He's hit safely in five straight games.
- Courtney went 1-for-3 to finish 4-for-9 with two home runs and five RBI in the series.
- Zamora took the loss to fall to 1-6. He pitched seven innings and allowed four runs on four hits. He walked one and struck out eight. He's now struck out 17 batters in his last 13-1/3 innings pitched.
- The Seawolves left a season-high 15 men on base.
Stony Brook will play at Iona Tuesday before returning home for the following five games, beginning Wednesday with Manhattan at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m.