May 10, 2014
BALTIMORE - Junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) drove in four runs, including three on a bases-clearing double, and four Stony Brook baseball pitchers combined to limit UMBC to three singles as the #Seawolves completed a three-game series sweep with a 10-3 victory Saturday at Alumni Field.
Krause finished the weekend 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored.
The #Seawolves, who have won six straight and 25 of their last 30 games, scored in double figures for the sixth time in their last nine contests. They improve to 31-15 overall and 16-4 in America East. UMBC falls to 15-27 overall and 6-15 in the conference.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"The guys did a great job coming out of the rain delay, beginning with Tyler Honahan getting out of a first-and-second, no-out jam. Our offense then also responded to that with six runs that set the tone for the rest of the game. They did an excellent job completing the sweep of the series."
In the second inning, sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) got into a small jam, allowing the first two UMBC batters to reach base. Then the skies opened up, and a rain storm caused a 55-minute delay. Once play resumed, Honahan induced three pop outs to quickly squash the UMBC threat.
The #Seawolves then pounced on UMBC right after with a six-run third inning. After senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) got a leadoff infield single, back-to-back Retrievers errors loaded the bases for Krause, who hit an RBI single to center. Two batters later, junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) followed with an RBI single to right. A third run came in on a wild pitch, and then freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) and sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) followed suit with back-to-back RBI base hits. Baker scored the sixth and final run of the inning on another wild pitch. Stony Brook sent 11 men to the plate in the inning and led 6-0.
With the score 7-2 in the fifth, Krause made sure UMBC was not coming back as he unloaded on a pitch with the bases loaded to left, scoring all three baserunners and making it 10-2.
The rest was left to the pitching staff as Honahan and three relievers limited UMBC to just three singles and retired 21 of the last 23 batters that they faced.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook had 10 hits and drew three walks. The team left only six men on base.
- UMBC had just three hits, all singles, and drew two walks. The team left five men on base.
- Krause and Mason had two-hit games for the #Seawolves.
- Krause finished with four RBI on the day and seven for the three-game series.
- Junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) scored three times in the game.
- Peragine was 1-for-3 with two RBI and finished the series 7-for-11 (.636) with four RBI.
- Honahan started on the mound and won his team-leading seventh game of the season. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out four.
- Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.), senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) and freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) each threw one scoreless inning of relief, retiring all nine batters faced in order.
- Stony Brook has now won six straight games, 25 of its last 30 games and 31 of the last 40.
- At 16-4 in America East, the #Seawolves have assured themselves no worse than a second place finish in the conference. They are a half-game ahead of Hartford for first place, and the two teams will close the regular season against each other next weekend at Stony Brook.
- Stony Brook has won 25 of the last 27 games against UMBC and leads the all-time series 41-9.
- The #Seawolves are now 21-1 this season when they score six or more runs in a game.
- Stony Brook has moved to 13-10 in true road games this season.
Stony Brook and Hartford will collide at Joe Nathan Field next weekend with the winner of the series claiming the No. 1 seed at the upcoming America East Championship. The series begins with a Friday doubleheader at noon and concludes with a Saturday single game at noon. Saturday will be senior day, and the team will honor its seven graduating players prior to first pitch.