Baseball Falls to Iona, 7-5

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May 1, 2007

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team had its four-game winning streak snapped as the Seawolves fell to Iona, 7-5, in non-conference action at University Field on Tuesday afternoon. The loss drops the Seawolves to 22-18 overall. Iona moves to 12-27.

Iona jumped to an early 3-0 lead as the Gaels took advantage of three Stony Brook fielding miscues to plate three unearned runs of Stony Brook starter Jordan Purington in the top of the second inning.

The Seawolves cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning when Jeremy Nowak hit a one-out two-RBI single to plate Keith Fier and Brian Witkowski.

Iona added runs in both the fourth and fifth inning as Keith Kenny hit a solo blast in the top of the fourth and Allie Abbatiello hit his own solo shot in the top of the fifth.

Stony Brook responded with a run in the bottom half of the fifth and tied the game with two in the sixth capped by a Fier RBI single to plate Rob Dyer.

Iona tacked on a run in the top of the seventh and capped its scoring with the Gaels third solo home run of the day as Abatiello hit his second solo shot of the game to put Iona up 7-5 heading into the final half-inning.

Shawn Walsh threw a perfect ninth inning for his fifth save of the year as Iona held on for the 7-5 win.

Mike Gionesi (1-2) shouldered the loss, allowing one unearned run in 1.1 innings on the mound. Justin Echevarria finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate and Witkowski finished the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.

The Seawolves return to action this Friday when they hit the road to take on America East rival Binghamton. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.