The Stony Brook Baseball team traveled to UMass Lowell over the weekend for a three-game stretch against the River Hawks and came away with one win and two defeats. This was Stony Brook’s first conference series loss on the season, dropping their overall record to 22-13 on the season and their record in America East play to 8-3.
Through four innings of play, it looked as if the Stony Brook Seawolves were going to have yet another defense-first game Tuesday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field. Two innings later, the Seawolves quadrupled their run total and ran away with a 9-3 victory over the Marist Red Foxes.
After a hot start, scoring two runs in the first two innings, the Stony Brook baseball team had to toughen up and grind through the final seven innings en route to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Joe Nathan Field.
While many Stony Brook sports fans were still feeling depressed over their basketball teams’ disappointing losses to Albany, the university’s baseball team put together a weekend to remember by sweeping the Great Danes. The highlight of the three game series came early Saturday afternoon when senior pitcher Frankie Vanderka pitched his third career no-hitter.
It has been a crazy two years for Stony Brook baseball. In 2012, a veteran team of Seawolves did the seemingly impossible by making it to the College World Series with the most wins in Division I baseball. In 2013, a much younger SBU team started off poorly, losing the first nine games, but battled back to end the season with a 15-15 conference record that secured the team a playoff berth.