Week 2 Baseball Recap
The second week of America East baseball conference play included some tremendous pitching performances. Recap each of the series below:
Stony Brook vs. Albany
Game 1: Stony Brook 7, Albany 0 - Box Score
- Stony Brook's Frankie Vanderka threw his third career no-hitter to lead the Seawolves to a game one victory.
- Vanderka finished with 10 strikeouts, facing just two batters over the minimum and allowing only three runers to reach base with two walks and a hit batter.
- Kevin Courtney led the Stony Brook offense with two hits and two RBI while Jack Parenty, Robert Chavarria and Connor Doyle each drove in a run.
Game 2: Stony Brook 6, Albany 2 - Box Score
- After Albany jumped out to a 1-0 lead, Stony Brook scored twice in the bottom of the first on a Courtney sacrafice fly and a Cole Peragine single and never trailed again.
- The Seawolves broke the game open with three runs in the bottom of the fourth with a sac fly by Parnty and infield singles by Chavarria and Courtney.
- Brandon McNitt went all seven for Stony Brook, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out four.
Game 3: Stony Brook 7, Albany 3 - Box Score
- Kevin Courtney had three hits and Cole Peragine and Joshua Mason both drove in two runs as Stony Brook completed the sweep of Albany.
- With the game tied at three in the bottom of the seventh, Kevin Krause drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly. Peragine added the insurance run with a triple.
- Stony Brook tacked on two more in the eighth to seal the win.
Maine vs. UMBC
Game 1: Maine 4, UMBC 1 - Box Score
- Reigning America East Pitcher of the Year, Tommy Lawrence, threw a complete game, allowing one run on 8 hits and striking out eight to help Maine to the win in game one.
- With the game tie at one, Maine scored once each in the seventh, eighth and ninth.
- The Black Bears took the lead in the seventh when Bussey scored on a double play. Maine added an insurance run in the eighth on a throwing error, and Troy Black drove in another in the ninth.
Game 2: UMBC 2, Maine 1 - Box Score
- UMBC's Mac Gill went the distance, allowing only one unearned run one five hits over seven innings as UMBC took game two of the series.
- The Retrievers scored both of their runs in the bottom of the third, as Kevin LaChance and Hunter Dolshun each recorded RBI doubles.
- The Black Bears scratched across a run in the seventh but Gill worked out of a 2nd and 3rd and one out jam to preserve the win.
Game 3: UMBC 7, Maine 6 (12 innings) - Box Score
- UMBC and Maine needed extra inning to decide the three-game set, with an Esposito infield single with two outs in the bottom of the 12th bringing in Casali who had singled earlier in the inning to win the game for the Retrievers.
- Maine led 6-3 before UMBC scored once in the eighth and then twice in the ninth to tie the score. Both runs in the ninth scored with two outs as Hax singled to bring in the game-tying run after a pair of errors kept the inning alive.
- Heath drove in two runs for Maine while Hax and Corbi each had two for UMBC.
Binghamton at Hartford
Game 1: Hartford 3, Binghamton 0 - Box Score
- Hartford's Sean Newcomb continued his outstanding season, throwing eight shutout allowing just four hits and striking out seven has the Hawks beat Binghamton in game one. Newcomb has not allowed an earned run in 32.2 innings this season.
- Alfonso drove in what proved to be the game-winning run with a sac fly in the fourth. The Hawks scratched across the run without a hit.
- Hartford added insurance runs in the fifth and seventh. Touhey scored on a throwing error in the fifth and then drove in the run in the seventh with a single.
Game 2: Binghamton 2, Hartford 0 - Box Score
- Mike Urbanski, Pugh and Bunal combined to shutout the Hawks in game two to even the series at a game apiece.
- The Bearcats wasted no time getting on the board, as Daniel Nevares doubled in Blanden in the firth inning.
- Binghamton added another in the fifth on a home run by Blanden.
Game 3: Hartford 3, Binghamton 2 - Box Score
- Hartford erased a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take two of three from Binghamton.
- DelDebbio tied the game with a two-out single with the bases loaded that brough in two. Sheetz gave the Hawks the lead with a sac fly in the ensuing at-bat.
- Gouin closed the door, stranding the tying run at third base.