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Baseball Owns Saturday, But Sunday Gets Away

The Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team swept a double header against Albany on Saturday and then was swept itself on Sunday, going 2-2 over the course of the weekend.

Stony Brook is now at 6-3 and in third place in the America East conference.

In Saturday’s first game, what was scheduled to be a seven inning affair was pushed into extras as Stony Brook sophomore Nick Tropeano pitched eight innings, giving up two runs and striking out 10 while allowing only three hits in picking his fourth win of the season.

Albany pitcher David Kubiak matched him every step of the way, striking out nine Seawolves over his seven innings.

After getting the first two outs in the top of the ninth, Albany’s Greg Lutton walked freshman outfielder Travis Jankowski. Sophomore rightfielder Pat Cantwell then doubled for the Seawolves to drive in the deciding run. Cantwell went three for five on the day, leading the Seawolves to a 3-2 victory.

Game two, a seven inning game saw the Seawolves trailing going into the sixth inning 2-1.

Stony Brook’s lone run was scored on a Ryan White wild pitch that plated game one hero Cantwell.

The Seawolves busted out in the sixth for four runs, highlighted by a two run double by Canadian freshman Tanner Nivins.

Nivins would follow up in the seventh with a two-run single preceeding a three run homerun by another freshman, William Carmona.

Sophmore Tyler Johnson earned the win, pitching six innings and allowing two runs in the 10-2 victory.

The Seawolves entered Sundays second round of double headers against Albany just one game under .500 at 16-17, but with the best record in conference play.

Sunday was an entirely different story, as the Seawolves were themselves swept by Albany in a doubleheader.

In game one, Stony Brook had an early lead, scoring two in the first and another six in the second.

But Albany was unphased, and used a four-run fifth and a six-run sixth to take the lead.

The Great Danes went on to win, 11-10.

Game two had the Seawolves again out in front early, scoring in the first courtesy of a Michael Stephan solo home run.

But the day was to belong to Albany, who came roaring back with four runs in the third.

The Great Danes then took advantage of below average Seawolves defense, scoring three in the sixth without registering a single hit.

A late Seawolves rally scored four but came up four short, as Stony Brook fell, 14-10.

Stephan had three hits and three RBIs for the Seawolves in game two.

Stony Brook plays its next game on Wednesday, April 28.

The Seawolves will be taking on Fairfield in a game that is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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