Baseball Earns Split with Northeastern
April 24, 2004
Boston, Mass. - The Stony Brook baseball team earned an important double header split with Northeastern Saturday afternoon, taking Game 1, 5-4, before falling 1-0 in the nightcap at Friedman Diamond. With the split the Seawolves' record moves to 15-19 overall, 2-6 in the America East, while NU's record stands at 16-12, 5-3.
Northeastern's Jeff Heriot hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth but it wasn't enough as Nick Abel came in to shut the door and preserve the Seawolves victory. Chris Emanuele led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and Heriot followed with a homer to right field, but Stony Brook brought in Abel, who set the next three batters down in order to end the game.
Stony Brook starter Kevin Fitzgerald (4-2) pitched 7-1/3 innings and allowed two runs on nine hits with five punchouts. He was relieved by Robert Leonard, who pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs and Abel got the final three outs.
The Seawolves got a pair of runs in the third inning, taking a 2-0 lead. The Seawolves got runnners on first and second with two outs on a pair of walks and Isidro Fortuna and Cole Cicatelli followed with a pair of RBI-singles. Hedrick then got Kevin Solano to fly out to center field to end the inning. Stony Brook added a run to its lead in the fourth on a solo homer by Nick Theoharis to take a 3-0 advantage. Cicatelli hit an RBI-single in the fifth for another Stony Brook run.
Northeastern got on the board with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. Heriot led off the inning with a bunt-single and Miguel Paquette followed with a double down the right field line that scored Heriot. Tim Bush flied out and Koslowski grounded out, bringing Jeff Maher to the plate with two outs. Maher hit a hard grounder to Stony Brook shortstop Matt Devins, who threw wide to first allowing Maher to reach and Paquette to go to third. Pinch hitter Mike Steinberg hit a single to left that scored Paquette. Brad Czarnowski hit a hard line drive to the third baseman to end the inning with a score of 4-2.
Stony Brook extended its lead to 5-2 in the seventh inning on an RBI-double by Kevin Solano. The Huskies had two on with two outs in the fourth, seventh and eighth but couldn't capitalize on the opportunities.
Jordan Thomson pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits, to lead Northeastern to a 1-0 win over Stony Brook in the second game of a doubleheader.
Thomson (5-2) struck out five Stony Brook batters and allowed just one runner to second base, where he was stranded in the first inning. Thomson set the Seawolves down in order in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings in the victory. Stony Brook starter Jon Lewis (2-6) went the distance, allowing just one run but took the loss.
NU scored its lone run in the second inning. Jeff Maher hit an RBI-double that scored Mike Steinberg, providing all the offense Thomson would need.
Northeastern (16-12, 5-3) faces Stony Brook (15-19, 2-6) for the final game of the teams' three-game season series on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Friedman Diamond.