Stony Brook, N.Y. - Maxx Tissenbaum went 3-for-3 with two RBI in game one, while Keith Murakami drove in what would prove to be the deciding run in game two en route to leading Stony Brook to a doubleheader sweep of UAlbany in the final America East regular season baseball games of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves defeated the Great Danes, 13-4, in the early game, before holding on for a 4-3 victory in the nightcap.
In game one, Stony Brook scored in all but one inning, scoring three runs in the first and two in the second for an early 5-0 advantage. UAlbany got one run back in the third on an RBI single by Vincent Martorelli that scored Greg Muller, who led off with a base hit. The Seawolves scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth, including getting a run in on Pat Cantwell's triple into left center. Stony Brook added a pair of runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth, on a three-run homer by Murakami. UAlbany got two runners on base in the top of the seventh with back-to-back walks, and both runners scored on a home run by Josh Nethaway over the left field fence.
James Campbell earned the win on the mound for Stony Brook, allowing just one hit over three innings of work. UAlbany starter Ryan White took the loss for the Great Danes, allowing five earned runs. Brian Gauthier fanned one in two innings, scattering four hits.
Nethaway continued his strong hitting in game two, hitting an RBI single through the left side to score Kyle Crean, giving the Great Danes an early 1-0 lead. Stony Brook scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third to take a one-run advantage, and added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Murakami that scored two runs.
UAlbany attempted to rally in the top of the eighth, scoring two runs on a Nethaway single that scored Crean and Nolan Gaige. With the go-ahead run at the plate, reliever Jasvir Rakkar induced a fly out to end the Great Dane threat and seal up the win for Stony Brook.
Starter Austin Chase took the loss on the mound for the Great Danes, striking out two and scattering five hits over seven innings of work. Evan Stecko-Haley earned the win, allowing just one earned run with three strikeouts across six innings. Willie Carmona earned the save, pitching the final inning for the Seawolves.
UAlbany wraps up the regular season with a 19-29 overall record, and 11-11 mark in America East play. Stony Brook, which has earned the right to host the conference tournament, finishes at 41-10 overall, with a 22-2 league slate. Final seedings and game times will be announced at the conclusion of conference play.
UAlbany 001 000 3 - 4 7 1
Stony Brook 320 323 x - 13 15 0
UAlbany: Ryan White, Brian Gauthier (5) and Vincent Martorelli.
Stony Brook: Brandon McNitt, James Campbell (4), Anthony Luciano (7) and Pat Cantwell..
UAlbany (19-29, AE 11-11) 100 000 020 - 3 6 1
Stony Brook (41-10, AE 22-2) 002 000 20x - 4 5 0
UAlbany: Austin Chase, Matt Dybus (8) and D.J. Hoagboon.Stony Brook: Evan Stecko-Haley, Joshua Mason (7), Jasvir Rakkar (8), Willie Carmona (9) and Pat Cantwell.