Stevens: Baseball Splits CUNYAC Doubleheader with Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (March 22, 2014) – The Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team split its CUNYAC doubleheader with the College of Staten Island on Saturday. Stevens took Game One, 2-1, but fell in the nightcap, 3-2.

The Ducks are now 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the CUNYAC, while Staten Island is 4-5 and 1-1.

Game One: Stevens 2, Staten Island 1

In the opener, sophomore Greg Jakusik (The Woodlands, Texas) tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts for his first win of the season. Jakusik scattered three hits with three walks and only allowed one runner to reach second base after the Dolphins scored in the bottom of the second inning. The southpaw also retired the side in order four times.

Senior Curt Lowenstein (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) delivers Stevens' game-winning hit in the fourth inning with a two-RBI single that scored junior Ryan Mannello (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore Jayson Yano (Foothill Ranch, Calif.).

In the frame, Yano drew a walk and moved up to third on a double by Mannello before Lowenstein stepped to the plate.

Senior Dan Allen (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) doubled and walked in a 1-for-2 opener, while junior Brian Hennelly (Holbrook, N.Y.), sophomore Nicholas Sieber (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and freshman Michael Mule' (Boca Raton, Fla.) all recorded base hits.

Game Two: Staten Island 3, Stevens 2

The Dolphins scored a pair of runs in their first at bat of the contest and held onto their lead until Stevens plated one in the third and fifth innings to knot the game at 2-2. Staten Island answered in the bottom of the fifth to salvage the split.

Mannello drove in both runs for the Ducks on two hits in four trips to the plate. In the third, Mannello's single brought Yano home and his bases loaded knock scored Hennelly in the fifth.

In the fifth, Hennelly led off the inning with a double before Allen reached on a walk and Yano followed with a single. After Mannello drove in the equalizer, Stevens' next three hitters were retired in order.

The Ducks had a chance to force extra innings with runners on the corners and one out. Stevens was unsuccessful on a squeeze attempt for the second out and flew out to end Game Two.

Yano picked up three hits in the night cap, while sophomore Marc Calleo (Bayville, N.J.) batted 2-for-4.

Junior Peirce Marston (Silver Spring, Md.) suffered the loss in 4.2 innings pitched. Marston surrendered seven hits and struck out five with three earned runs. Senior Mark Poinsett (Ocean Gate, N.J.) and junior Gary Boardman (Staten Island, N.Y.) each threw 2/3 innings and gave up one hit apiece.

Stevens travels to No. 10 Rowan University tomorrow for a 1 p.m. start. Live stats and radio broadcast links are available on

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