Saturday, April 21, 2012

Senk wins 600th as Stecko-Haley, Campbell lead baseball to sweep of Hartford

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk became just the third coach in America East history to reach 600 career wins as the Stony Brook baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Hartford Hawks on Saturday to complete a four-game series sweep.
Senior Evan Stecko-Haley threw a three-shutout in the 4-0 win in the opener before junior James Campbell threw 7.0 shutout innings in the 9-4 game two victory that was 600th of Senk's career.
The all-time wins leader at Stony Brook, Senk has led Stony Brook to 30 or more wins nine times and led the Seawolves to three America East tournament titles and a school record 42 wins last season. In his 22nd season, Senk has a .579 (600-386) all-time winning percentage.
Stecko-Haley walked just one and struck out a career-high 10 batters in his 7.0 innings. Campbell allowed just five hits and did not walk a batter as the Seawolves improved to 29-10 overall and 9-2 in the America East.
The Seawolves pitching staff shutout the Hawks for 26 consecutive innings in the series before Hartford scored four runs in the ninth inning of game two. Stony Brook has won 15 of its last 17 games.
Stony Brook grabbed 3-0 lead in the opener, scoring a run in the second and two in the third on a two-run single from junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario).
The Seawolves added a run in the sixth on an RBI triple from junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) and Stecko-Haley pitched around a leadoff single in the seventh to seal the victory.
SBU jumped to an early lead again in the second game, scoring four runs in the first highlighted by a two-run triple from junior William Carmona(Hempstead, N.Y.).

Senior Pat Cantwell(West Islip, N.Y.) added an RBI single in the third to push the Stony Brook lead to 5-0.The scored remained that way until the seventh when the Seawolves put the game away with four more runs.
Stony Brook returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Central Connecticut State.