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    Baseball Weekend Recap

    The Seawolves baseball team hosted the Hartford Hawks for a four game set this weekend at University Field, but only walked away with one victory.

    In the first game of the series on Friday, the Seawolves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning, which was keyed by a lead off triple from Brian Witkowski and a solo homer by Michael Stephan. But the Hawks jumped ahead for good in the sixth inning on a two run homer, then added insurance with two runs in the final two innings. The Seawolves got the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth, but Michael Tansey popped out to shortstop to end the game. Tom Koehler started for the Seawolves, and gave up seven hits and three earned runs over seven innings.

    In the first game on Saturday, Stony Brook once again jumped out to a lead early. They were up 3-1 after three innings, but gave up two in the fourth and one in the sixth before falling by a final of 5-3. Starter Gary Novakowski was the loser for the Seawolves, dropping his record to 4-2 on the season. Michael Tansey had three hits to lead the offense.

    In the second game of the double header the Seawolves lost 6-1. Starter Matt Harloff pitched into the fourth inning, giving up six hits and five runs while striking out four. Tansey drove in the only Seawolves run with a single in the fifth.

    On Sunday it was the Seawolves that came back to pick up the victory. Down 3-1 in the fifth and 4-3 in the sixth, shortstop Keith Fier scored the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth to go along with his three hits. Jeremy Nowak allowed only one hit over the final three innings to pick up the lone victory for the Seawolves.

    The Seawolves hit the road next weekend when the travel to Burlington, Vermont to take on their America East Rival Catamounts. The series is scheduled for four games, concluding with a double header on Sunday. Vermont is currently 3-1 in the conference and 14-10 overall. This weekends series dropped the Seawolves to 5-3 in conference play, and 16-14 overall.

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