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    SBU Beats Hofstra Wins Fourth Straight

    Corey Johnson, Stu Juarez and Matt Devins each had three RBI as Stony Brookscored eight runs in the fourth inning and went on to a 13-3 win over New YorkTech Wednesday afternoon at Seawolves Field. The Seawolves (22-15) swept theseason series from the Bears (25-16), 3-0, and won for the 13th time in theirlast 17 games.

    Down 1-0 in the fourth, Stony Brook rallied for eight runs – all with two outs.Ed Kull’#146;s single to centerfield broke the seal and brought home Matt Devinsto tie the game at 1-1. Juarez followed with a two-run double and Rich Grahamhad an RBI double to give Stony Brook a 4-1 advantage.

    That chased NY Tech reliever Christian Diaz (0-1) from the game after pitching2/3 of an inning. Diaz was tagged with the loss, giving up six earned runs onthree hits.

    Kyle Patten was greeted by Dwayne Whitaker with a single to centerfield thatscored another two runs and freshman shortstop Matt Devins followed with a toweringhomerun down the right field line – his fifth of the season – giving Stony Brookan 8-1 cushion.

    The Seawolves added one in the sixth on a solo homerun by Johnson – the firstof his Stony Brook career.

    In the seventh, the Seawolves got four more on a Juarez RBI single, a two-runsingle by Johnson and an RBI single by Devins. Juarez, Johnson and Devins eachhad two hits, two runs scored and three RBI.

    New York Tech took a 1-0 lead in the first as Brian Goelz doubled to lead offthe game and came home on a throwing error by Rob Sandora.

    Goelz scored again in the fifth when he reached on an error by second basemanRich Graham and scored on Mike Gaffney’#146;s double. Brian Goldberg scoredin the eighth on an RBI single by Kevin Perrucci.

    With his 2-for-4 performance, Devins now leads the Seawolves in hitting witha .302 average.

    Jamie Szwejkowski (4-2) went five innings to get the win, allowing two unearnedruns and four hits while striking out one. Stony Brook got an outstanding reliefperformance from Matt Blumberg, who went three innings, allowing just five hitsand one run.

    Stony Brook head to Northeastern for a pivotal America East four-game set thisweekend.

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