Late Rally Lifts Stony Brook Over Maine Baseball
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Stony Brook scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the University of Maine baseball team 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Stony Brook, N.Y. Alex Calbick (Burnaby, British Columbia) and Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) each had a pair of hits in the game.
Maine falls to 19-25 on the season with the loss and 6-9 in America East play. Stony Brook improves to 27-15 overall, 14-3 in conference action.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning despite Maine having multiple base runners. Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) walked and Calbick followed with a single to right field, moving Heath to second base. Steven Adam (Tecumseh, Ontario) singled down the left field line scoring Heath and giving Maine a 1-0 lead.
Stony Brook, however, tied the game in the bottom of the frame. Kevin Krause doubled to left field and moved to third when Kevin Courtney filed out. He scored when Casey Baker singled to center field.
Stony Brook took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Krause reached on a fielder's choice and Courtney followed with a single through the left side. Both runners scored when Cole Peragine tripled to center field. Peragine scored the third run of the inning when Baker tripled to right field, giving the Seawolves the 4-1 lead.
Maine rookie pitcher Jeff Gelinas (Saco, Maine) got the start on the mound and was impressive for the Black Bears. He didn't surrender his first hit until the sixth inning. Gelinas went 5.2 innings and allowed one run on two hits. He struck out five batters in the game. Charlie Butler (Marlborough, Massachusetts) replaced Gelinas. He surrendered three runs on three hits while striking out a pair in 2.1 innings. Butler fell to 1-5 with the loss.
Tyler Honahan got the start for Stony Brook. He went 5.2 innings as well and allowed one run on six hits while fanning nine batters. He was replaced by Bryan Tatelman who went 2.1 innings and allowed just two hits to earn the win. He improves to 4-0 on the season. Cameron Stone pitched the ninth inning to record his eighth save of the season.
Maine returns to action on Saturday, May 10 when it hosts Albany for an America East doubleheader. First pitch will be at 3 PM at Mahaney Diamond.