STONY BROOK, NY – The Stony Brook Seawolves scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Sacred Heart Pioneers 7-1 on Wednesday afternoon at joe Nathan Field. The Pioneers fall to 10-9 on the season.
Sacred Heart starting pitcher Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY) was hit with the loss after giving up four runs in three innings of work.
Freshman Keith Klebart (Orange, CT) was one of the lone bright spots for SHU, going two-for-three at the dish with a RBI.
Three consecutive doubles for Stony Brook started things in the first inning. Kevin Courtney's double brought in the Seawolves first two runs of the afternoon, scoring Jack Parenty and Kevin Krause. Cole Peragine followed with a double of his own to score Courtney. Leragine would then score on a Connor Doyle sacrifice fly to cap off the rally.
Stony Brook added a couple of more in the fifth inning. First, Parenty doubled down the line to score Joshua Mason, followed by Krause singling through the left side to put Stony Brook up 6-0.
The Pioneers finally got on the the board in the sixth when Klebart knocked a sacrifice fly to score Jayson Sullivan (Charlton, NY).
Parenty capped off the Stony Brook scoring with a Parenty sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the sixth inning.
The Pioneers begin Northeast Conference play this weekend with a four-game series at Fairleigh Dickinson.