Stecko-Haley gem leads baseball past Binghamton
May 6, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Evan Stecko-Haley (Coral Springs, Fla.) fired a three-hit shutout and the Stony Brook University baseball team scored six runs over the first three innings on its way to an 8-0 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats in the rubber game of a three-game series on Sunday at Joe Nathan Field.
The first-place Seawolves improved to 36-11 overall and 14-3 in the America East. Ranked No. 30 in the latest NCBWA poll, Stony Brook has won 22 of its last 25.
Stecko-Haley (6-3_ struck out five and did not walk a batter. He has allowed just one earned run over his last 23.0 innings of work and has struck out 17 and walked just one over that stretch.
Junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead a balanced offensive attack that recorded 13 hits and saw seven different players drive in a run.
The Seawolves jumped on the Bearcats early, scoring a run in the top of the first and on a Tissenbaum two-out RBI single. SBU added a run in the second on a run-scoring single from freshman Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.).
SBU then took control of the game in the third, striking for four runs. Jankowski led off with a single and then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.).
Stony Brook then strung together five straight hits, capped by an RBI triple from freshman Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario).
Stecko-Haley cruised through the Binghamton lineup, retiring 17 straight hitters after allowing a one-out single in the second.
The Seawolves return to action next weekend, hosting UMBC for a three-game series at Joe Nathan Field.