Sunday, April 1, 2012

Baseball sweeps NYIT as Johnson sets wins record

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior right-hander Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) earned his 26th career victory to set the school's all-time wins record as the Stony Brook University baseball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of the New York Tech Bears on Sunday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field. The Seawolves won game one 6-0 before cruising to a 10-1 victory in game two.
Johnson (2-1) tossed 5.0 shutout innings in the opener as he broke the record previously held by Jon Lewis '05. Senior right-hander Evan Stecko-Haley (Coral Springs, Fla.) struck out six in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win in game two.
Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.), sophomore Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) had three hits each in the doubleheader. The Seawolves pounded out 15 hits in the game two win.
Stony Brook (16-8) jumped to a quick lead in the opener, scoring two runs in the first on run-scoring singles from senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) and junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario).
SBU added a run in the third on a RBI single from freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) before scoring three runs in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run single from Goldstein, to make it 6-0. Sophomore right-thander Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) relieved Johnson to start the sixth and pitched the final two innings to complete the shutout.

The Seawolves again jumped to an early lead in game two, scoring two runs in the first on a Cantwell sacrifice fly and a Goldstein RBI double. NYIT got a run back in the second but a Jankowski two-run single in the fourth made it 4-1.
Stony Brook put the game away with five runs in the seventh, all with two outs. Senior Sal Intagliata (Franklin Square, N.Y.) had the big hit of the inning, a two-run homer to left.
Sophomore Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) started game two for the Seawolves and allowed one run in 4.0 innings. Stecko-Haley allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter.
The Seawolves return to action on Tuesday, hosting Marist at Joe Nathan Field.