Baseball heads to Binghamton for key three-game series

May 12, 2011

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

 

 

Stony Brook (34-10, 15-2 AE at  Binghamton (20-20, 12-4 AE)
 Game 45  Friday, May 13 (3:30 p.m.)
 Nick Tropeano, RHP (SB) vs. James Giulietti, LHP (BU)
 Game 46  Saturday, May 14 (12 p.m.)
 Tyler Johnson, RHP (SB) vs. Mike Augliera, RHP (BU)
 Game 47  Saturday, May 15 (Following game one)
 Brandon McNitt (SB) vs. Jay Lynch (BU)
 Location  Vestal, N.Y. | Varsity Field  | Weather
 Gametracker  GoSeawolves.org (All Games) 

Series Preview:
Winners of 15 of its last 16 games, the America East leading Stony Brook University baseball team heads to Vestal, N.Y. for a key three-game conference series against the second-place Binghamton Bearcats this weekend. SBU took two of three from the Bearcats earlier this season.

Last time out:
Freshman Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of game one and senior Stephen Marino (Lake Grove, N.Y.) drove in a combined six runs as the Stony Brook baseball team took both ends of Sunday's doubleheader from the Hartford Hawks to complete a four-game sweep of the weekend series. SBU won game one, 10-2, before winning game two, 9-6.

Seawolves News & Notes:
SBU needs three more wins to set the program record for wins in a season, and just two more wins to set a program record for America East wins in a season ... Senior Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) had six hits in last weekend's series and needs three more hits to set the Seawolves all-time hits record ... Sophomore William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) doubled in the final game of the Hartford series, giving him 25 for the season which ties him with Andrew Larsen `05 for the programs single-season record ... Carmona is second in the nation in doubles ... Stony Brook is first in the country with 122 doubles and need just two more to set the school single season record ... the Seawolves rank second in the nation in fielding percentage (.984), just percentage points behind San Francisco.

Scouting Binghamton:
Binghamton has won 16 of its last 21 games and swept a three-game set from the UMBC Retrievers last weekend.

Junior Mike Augliera struck out 15 in a two-hit shutout last weekend against UMBC. Augliera is 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA in conference play.

The Bearcats are 7-0 at home this season.