Baseball Falls In Series Opener in Delaware

NEWARK, Del. – The Stony Brook baseball team (19-24, 10-12 CAA) ended its four-game conference winning streak tonight in Delaware after falling to the Blue Hens (22-24, 11-11 CAA) , 12-11 .

The Seawolves broke for 14 hits tonight as the team had five record-breaking performances from different student-athletes.

After right-handed graduate well done allowed a run in the first inning, the Seawolves responded with two runs of their own in the next frame. Senior Derek Yalon struck in junior Matt Brown-Eiring on a double to left field and fellow junior Ryan Micheli followed up with his first of three hits in the game when hitting as a junior Matt Miceli to give Stony Brook a 2-1 lead.

The Blue Hens were unwilling to walk away and responded with their own run to tie the game at 2-2 in the second. But, the Seawolves again bounced back to take the lead. This time, Brown-Eiring did the damage by throwing his eighth home run of the season to put Stony Brook up 3-2 in the fourth.

Stony Brook’s bats shone brightest on the Delaware night in the sixth inning. The Seawolves exploded for seven points in the frame to take a 10-4 lead. The rally was sparked by three consecutive RBI hits by senior Brett PaulsonMiceli and Micheli.

After consecutive successes, graduated Evan Giordano threw a grand slam over the left-field fence for his 10th homer of the year to give Stony Brook the 10-5 advantage.

But, Delaware responded with six runs in the sixth inning and another run in the seventh to go up 12-10.

Junior Evan Fox led the ninth inning with a brace and scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to one. The Seawolves secured the winning run at home plate, but the Blue Hens ultimately held on to the 12-11 victory.



Game 2 of those three games in Delaware is scheduled for tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Senior Josh O’Neill will start for Stony Brook, facing Joey Silan.

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