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Monday, August 16, 2010

Baseball Wraps Up Successful Summer

Sophomore Nick Tropeano led the Cape Cod League with 44 strikeouts.

Click Here to read article on Tropeano from Cape Cod Times Online.
Click Here to read recap of championship game from Kettleers website.

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Coming off its second America East Championship in three seasons, the Stony Brook University baseball team saw many of its players have impressive seasons in summer ball led by sophomore right-hander Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.), who pitched 6.2 innings of no-hit relief in leading the Cotuit Kettleers to a 6-0 victory in the decisive third game of the Cape Cod League Championip series.

The performance in the championship capped a terrific summer season for Tropeano, who posted a 3.76 ERA in 55.0 innings for the Kettleers. Tropeano also led the league with 44 strikeouts.

Tropeano was not the only the Seawolves player to play in the Cape Cod League, considered by many to be the best summer league in the nation. Freshman outfielder Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) signed a contract with the Bourne Braves late in the summer and hit .346 with five runs scored in 26 at-bats.

Jankowski came to the Cape after having a spectacular season with the Marion Bobcats of the Kitty League. Jankowski played in 40 games for the Bobcats and led the league in batting average (.484), hits (62) and stolen bases (45)

Freshman second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) also signed a contract to play in the Cape Cod League, signing with the Orleans Firebirds. Tissenbaum played for Orleans after recording 34 hits in 35 games for the Lowell All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).

Tissenbaum was joined in the NECBL by freshman designated hitter William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.), who played for the Vermont Mountaineers. Carmona tied for the league-lead in home runs (six) and was also tied for third with 27 RBI.

Carmona was also named the the league's Co-Player of the Week on July 17 after hitting .318 with seven hits including two doubles and two home runs including a grand slam. He also participated in the Home Run Derby at the 2010 NECBL All-Star game.
Junior shortstop Chad Marshall (Paris, Ontario) also had a successful summer, hitting a team-best .444 for Team Canada at the 2010 World University Games in Japan. Marshall helped Canada to fifth place, its best-finish ever.