Carmona, Peragine & Lambert Key Teams To Series Wins
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Stony Brook teammates Willie Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y./Hempstead) and Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario/Belle Ewart) each had strong offensive showings in a 5-1 week for the Seawolves to take home America East Player and Rookie of the Week awards, respectively. Binghamton University junior Jake Lambert (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) hurled his way to his first Pitcher of the Week accolade as the Bearcats built up a five-game winning streak last week.
Carmona went 12-for-21 (.571) last week with a .679 on-base percentage, 12 RBI and eight runs scored in six games. The reigning Player of the Year, the junior blasted three doubles, a triple and a home run and drew seven walks.
In a four-game set against conference foe Albany over the weekend, Carmona hit .600 with eight RBI and a 1.133 slugging percentage. He drove in four runs in the second game on Saturday, then went 4-for-5 with four RBI in the series finale.
Carmona is batting .368 on the season and ranks first in America East with 35 RBI and seven home runs.
After allowing one unearned run on two hits in the first inning, Lambert went on to shut down UMBC over his final seven innings to notch his third win of the season. He finished his eight-inning outing with a 0.00 ERA, striking out five, walking just one and surrendering just six hits.
Lambert owns a 3-3 mark this spring with a 4.42 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched over seven appearances.
Peragine hit .526 (10-for-19) with five extra-base hits, seven runs scored and eight RBI in six games last week. He reached base at a .571 clip and recorded a .947 slugging percentage.
Peragine hit .500 with a double and two triples in the four-game set against Albany. The rookie drove in a run in five of six games, including multiple runs in three games.
Albany (9-24-1, 3-4 AE) dropped four straight last week, including three in a conference series to Stony Brook, before defeating the Seawolves in a 10-inning game with a walk-off single in the finale... D.J. Hoagboon (Mayfield, N.Y./Mayfield) led all players with a .429 average on the week... He recorded six hits, including a two doubles, and three RBI, while scoring two runs... His walk-off single in the finale sent the winning run home to give the Great Danes the win... Josh Nethaway (Fonda, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville) and Nolan Gaige (East Greenbush, N.Y./Columbia) both recorded a team-best seven hits on the week... Nethaway led all players with five RBI, while Gaige scored three runs and recorded a double and a triple... On the mound, senior lefthander Ryan White (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) earned the lone win, as he threw two and two thirds innings in the night cap on Sunday, allowing just two hits and striking out one... The Great Danes will visit UMBC over the weekend for another four-game conference series.
Binghamton (13-14, 4-2 AE) stretched its win streak to five games with a 4-0 week. After beating Ivy League-leading Cornell 6-4 on Wednesday, the Bearcats swept a three-game set from UMBC over the weekend. In the four games during the week, Binghamton pitchers held down a 3.18 ERA and the team hit .346... Freshman third baseman Brian Ruby (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) was 8-for-14 during the four games (.571) and is now hitting a team-high .395 for the season... Senior left fielder Dave Ciocchi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) drove in five runs during the week... Sophomore second baseman Daniel Nevares (Toa Alta, PR/Monteverde Academy) is hitting .435 (20-for-46) in his last 12 games... After starting out 4-for-33 in his first nine games, sophomore center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) is hitting .379 (25-for-66) over his last 18 games... Junior Jake Lambert (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) tossed eight strong innings against the Retrievers, allowing six hits and no earned runs... Senior ace Mike Augliera (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) struck out nine and walked none in getting his third win of the season. Augliera has struck out 46 and walked four in 44.1 innings this spring.
The Hartford baseball team (8-25, 1-5 AE) finished a four-game week winless dropping a mid-week outing to Iona (2-0) and three at Maine over the weekend (6-1, 7-2, 11-3)... For the week sophomore Brian Estevez (Riveredge, N.J./St. Joseph Regional) led the Hawks with a .385 batting average on five hits in 13 at bats... His five hits led all Hawks in that column as well... Rookie Trey Stover (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain), who together with Estevez makes up the Hawks middle infield, finished the week with four hits while two others finished with three hits... Senior Simon Kudernatsch (Czech Republic/Prague West) finished the week with two RBI, while three others finished with one each... For the season catcher James Alfonso (Raynham, Mass./Bridgewater-Raynham) leads the team with a .327 batting average on 36 hits in 110 at bats... Kudernatsch leads the squad with 24 RBI... The Hawks will play six games this week, welcoming Quinnipiac and Dartmouth for mid-week games at Fiondella Field before heading to Stony Brook, N.Y. for a four-game weekend series against the Seawolves.
Maine (20-14, 7-0 AE) extended its winning streak to 13 games with a win over Colby and a weekend sweep of Hartford... The Black Bears won 11 in a row last season... It is the longest win streak since recording a 23-game winning streak during the 1991 season... In Maine’s 13-game winning streak, it has recorded double digit hits 11 times... The Black Bears are a perfect 5-0 at home this season... Maine stole nine bases in 11 chances on the week... Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) led the way as he was three-for-three... Maine has five batters within 0.023 of the team lead in batting average, all between .342 and .319... Stephen Perakslis (Abington, Mass./Abington) recorded his team-leading fourth win of the season on Sunday against Hartford... He has two of Maine’s five complete games on the campaign... Ian Leisenheimer (Middle Village, N.Y.), who leads the team in batting average, has a team-best 11-game hitting streak... Fran Whitten (Westborough, Mass.) is second, having hit in nine straight... Both have reached base in 14 straight games... Mike Connolly (Middleborough, Mass.) picked up his team-leading third save of the season on Saturday against Hartford... Maine hosts Bates College on Wednesday afternoon, before traveling to Binghamton for four games next weekend.
UMBC (7-25, 0-7 AE) lost all four games last week… On Tuesday, the Retrievers fell 17-8 at Delaware… Freshman outfielder Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) led UMBC at the plate going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored… Over the weekend, Binghamton swept UMBC in a three-game series held at NYSEG Stadium… In the series opener, Binghamton led 8-0 heading to the top of the seventh, but UMBC rallied for six runs before leaving the tying runs on base to end the game… For the weekend, junior Jason Allinder (Snow Hill, Md./Snow Hill/Chesapeake CC), freshman Ian Glassman (Basking Ridge, N.J./Rutgers Prep) and senior Brian Klukowicz (Clifton, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) each hit .333… Glassman went 2-for-4 on Sunday to extend his career-long hitting streak to ten games… Klukowicz continues to lead the team in batting with a .388 average (31-for-80)… Senior Max Himmelstein (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) hit his seventh home run of the season over the weekend which matches the UMBC team total from 2011 and ties him for the league lead this year… He also leads the Retrievers in RBIs (23) and runs scored (27)… The Retrievers end their five-game road swing with a short trip to George Washington on Wednesday before returning home to host Albany for a four-game series this weekend at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.
The Seawolves (24-10, 5-2 AE) took three of four over the weekend at Albany after defeating Marist and Iona in midweek games... Junior Willie Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) hit .571 with a .679 on-base percentage in the six games this week... He drove in 12 runs and had five extra-base hits... Carmona is hitting .560 through two conference weekends... He now has seven home runs this season, setting a new career high... Stony Brook hit .396 in the six games this week and averaged almost 10 runs per game... The Seawolves defeated Albany 9-2 and 13-3 on Saturday... SBU combined for 31 hits and 22 runs in the sweep... Stony Brook then took the opener 6-4 on Sunday before Albany rallied for a 7-6 win in game two... Sophomore Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) allowed just two runs in 7.0 innings in the second game on Saturday to pick up the win... Stony Brook takes on Rhode Island in a midweek game before hosting Hartford for a four-game series this weekend.