Calbick, Black helps Bears take two of three from Stony Brook in first league series

Posted March 16, 2013, at 9:21 p.m.

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Alex Calbick and Troy Black each recorded three hits and drove in two runs to lift Maine by Stony Brook 8-3 in the second game of a Sunday baseball doubleheader as the Black Bears took two of three game in their America East conference opening series.

The Seawolves beat Maine 7-1 in Sunday’s first game after the Bears notched a 1-0 victory on Saturday behind Tommy Lawrence’s seven-hitter.

Maine is now 11-12 overall and Stony Brook is 6-12.

In Sunday’s second game, righthander Mike Connolly improved to 2-2 for the Bears as he allowed four hits and two runs in seven innings while walking four striking out six. Shaun Coughlin gave up a run in the eighth, but Jake Marks retired the Seawolves in order in the ninth to secure the victory.

The Bears struck for three runs in the fourth on Kyle Silva’s run-producing double, an RBI groundout by Calbick and Black’s RBI single.

Stony Brook responded with two runs in the sixth on Johnny Caputo’s RBI single and another came across on a balk by Connolly.

Run-producing singles by Fran Whitten, Black, and Sam Balzano gave the Bears three more runs in the eighth and they added two more in the ninth.

In Sunday’s first game, Stony Brook’s Frankie Vanderka pitched a four-hitter to give the Seawolves the victory. Vanderka gave up one run while striking out six and walking four.

The Bears’ run came in the sixth on Eric White’s sacrifice fly. Scott Heath scored the run after reaching on an error and advancing on on a walk to Doran and fly-out by Whitten.

Stony Brook scored four runs in the fifth as Jack Parenty hit an RBI single and Tanner Nivins cranked a three-run home run.

The Seawolves added two runs in the sixth on Kevin Courtney’s two-run single.

Doran singled twice for the Bears while Colin Gay and Heath each added a single.

On Saturday, Lawrence, a 6-foot junior, struck out seven and walked two while improving to 2-2.

Maine took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Gay singled to center field, stole second base, advanced to third on Mike Fransoso’s fly-out to center and then scored on Heath’s sacrifice fly to center.

Brandon McNitt also pitched nine innings for the Seawolves. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out a pair and not walking a batter. He falls to 1-2.

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