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    Baseball Sweeps Columbia

    The baseball team took both games of a double header on Sunday from Columbia.’ The wins completed a four game weekend sweep, with the four games split between each team’s home field.

    SBU used two well pitched complete games, one of seven innings by Jonathan Kalkau and the other a nine inning gem by Kurt Jung, to win the games.

    After falling behind 1-0 after the first inning, SBU put across a pair of runs in three consecutive innings, starting in the third.’ The offense was led by Jeremy Nowak, who went 2/3, scored two runs, and knocked two in also.’ Steve Mazzurco also had two hits, and scored a run to go along with an RBI.’ Kalkau allowed only four hits over his seven innings, while striking out five and walking only two.’ The win moved his record to 5-0.’ The team also benefited from three Columbia errors.’ Three SBU batters were also hit by pitches in the game

    SBU never trailed in the second game, scoring in the top of the first and never looking back.’ The team pounded out 11 hits, including three from Chris Sipp, and two each from Brian Witkowski and Robert Dyer.’ Dyer also led off the second inning with his second home run of the season.’ Dyer also scored twice and knocked in two runs in the game.

    Kurt Jung pitched nine solid innings, scattering eight hits and walking two.’ He was able to strike out five batters, and only two of the three runs he allowed were earned.’ He moved his record to 6-2 on the year.

    SBU opened the month of May with a non-conference game against Iona.’ Iona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning, an inning that saw four of the first five hitters reach base, three on errors.’ Starter Jordan Purington also threw two wild pitches in the inning.’ He pitched five innings in the game, allowing six hits and five runs, only two of which were earned.

    SBU was able to tie the game at five in the bottom of the sixth.’ Iona committed two errors of their own, and mixed in a wild pitch to relinquish the lead.’ But the tie was short lived, as Iona scored the go ahead run in the top of the seventh in another sloppy inning.’ Iona used two walks, two wild pitches, and a crucial error to put across the wining run.’ They were able to add an insurance run in the ninth, but it wasn’t needed as SBU went down in order to end the game.

    Justin Echevarria had three singles in the game, and Brian Witkowski and Keith Fier added two hits a piece.’ Mike Ginoesi pitched a perfect sixth inning, but was unable to make it out of the seventh.’ He took the loss and his record fell to 1-2 on the season.

    The team now stands at 22-18 overall on the season, and 8-3 in conference play.’ They travel to Binghamton over the weekend to take on their conference leading rival in a three game set.

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