No. 3 seed Seawolves can’t get past fourth-ranked Horned Frogs in Sunday’s elimination game
The Stony Brook baseball team’s very successful 2015 campaign, which saw the squad claim America East Conference regular season and tournament titles, came to an end on Sunday afternoon with an 8-3 loss to top-seeded and seventh-national seed TCU in the elimination game of the NCAA Fort Worth Regional at Lupton Stadium.
The Horned Frogs (45-12) advanced to face No. 2 seed N.C. State in Sunday evenings’ regional championship game.
The Seawolves (35-16-1) managed just four hits, two each by sophomore CF Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) and freshman DH Malcolm Nachmanoff (Boston, Mass.).
Quoting Matt Senk
“I am exceedingly proud of my team for coming down here and competing this weekend the way we did. I don’t know if any coach could ask for more. They should be very proud of themselves. They made their families proud, this coaching staff, this program, our department and our university exceedingly proud. They completed their butts off today and all weekend and that is exactly what they were about all year.”
“I want to congratulate TCU. They are an outstanding team that played an excellent game. They were a very tough opponent today. I’m disappointed in the result, but not in the effort.”
Stony Brook had cut the TCU lead in half with a run in the third inning, but the Horned Frogs broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning with a 2-out, three-run home run by freshman C Evan Skoug that landed in the Seawolves’ bullpen over the left field wall.
- Stony Brook is now 8-11 all-time in the Division I NCAA Tournament.
- Sophomore CF Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) and freshman DH Malcolm Nachmanoff (Boston, Mass.) each had two hits on Sunday. Handley drove in a two of Stony Brook’s three runs.
- Senior C Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) finished his Stony Brook career having played in and started all 225 games. His 225 games played ranks him second in the career record book at Stony Brook. Peragine also closed his career as the all-time leader in walks at Stony Brook with 125.
- Sophomore RHP Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) saw his scoreless innings streak come to an end at an impressive 24.2 innings. He surrendered one run with two outs in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game.