STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The University of Maine baseball team defeated defending America East champion Stony Brook 1-0 on Saturday afternoon in the America East opener for both squads. Maine improves to 10-11 on the season and 1-0 in America East play, while Stony Brook falls to 5-11, 0-1 in conference play.
Maine took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Colin Gay (Franklin, Mass.) singled to center field and then stole second base. He scored when Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) hit a sacrifice fly. The run would be the lone one of the game for either team.
Maine's Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Conn.) went the distance for the Black Bears on the mound. He allowed seven hits over nine innings while striking out seven. He improves to 2-2 on the season.
Brandon McNitt also pitched nine innings for the Seawolves. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out a pair. He falls to 1-2 on the season.
The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, but game two was moved until Sunday due to the weather. The two teams will play a pair of games starting at 12 noon.