April 17, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown baseball team has its bye week from BIG EAST play this weekend and will host Stony Brook for a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, featuring a nine-inning game at 1 p.m. immediately followed by a seven-inning game, before concluding the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
All three games will be broadcast live via HoyaVision, accessible through the Georgetown Athletics official website - www.GUHoyas.com - with Kyle Meyer calling play-by-play. Live stats can also be found on GU's website.
Hoya Notes ...
Georgetown (16-15, 3-3 BIG EAST) will once again go with the starting rotation of senior lefty Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) and junior right-hander Matt Smith (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Seneca Valley) in Saturday's doubleheader. Freshman righty Kevin Superko (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley/Phillips Andover) will close out the series on Sunday.
On Monday, Hollenbeck and sophomore center fielder Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) were both named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following their performances for the Hoyas last week.
Hollenbeck started on Friday at Villanova and pitched a season-high 6.2 innings as the Hoyas won the series opener, 9-3. He picked up his second win of the season, giving up three runs, just one earned, on eight hits while striking out two.
In three games over the weekend, Hall batted .364 (4-for-11) with a .462 on-base percentage and .818 slugging percentage. He hit his first career home run on Friday, a three-run shot to left field that helped secure Friday's victory over Villanova. He then hit a one-out triple in the ninth inning on Saturday and scored the game-winning run in a 6-4 victory to secure a road series win at Villanova. In the series finale on Sunday, Hall scored two runs as the Hoyas fell just short, 6-5.
Scouting Stony Brook ...
Stony Brook enters the weekend with a 17-11 overall record and riding a seven-game winning streak. The Seawolves defeated LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday to secure the 700th-career victory for head coach Matt Senk. Sitting in first place in the America East Conference with a 9-2 record, Stony Brook has a team batting average of .263 and the pitching staff has a 3.79 team ERA.
Jack Parenty is the only member of the Seawolves batting over .300, coming in at .369 on the year. He leads the team with 24 RBI, eight doubles, six triples and a .577 slugging percentage. Kevin Kernan has a 0.98 ERA in nine pitching appearances, covering 18.1 innings. Teddy Rodliffe has a 1.08 ERA in 10 relief appearances. Tyler Honahan, Saturday's game one starter, has a 5-2 record and a 3.35 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. Daniel Zamora, who will start in game two on Saturday, has 46 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.
Last Time Out ...
The Hoyas took two out of three games at Villanova over the weekend, moving to .500 in BIG EAST play. GU took the opener, 9-3, on Friday, scoring all nine runs over the first three innings. Georgetown then scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday to kill a Villanova rally for a 6-4 victory. The Wildcats avoided the sweep with a 6-5 win on Sunday in the series finale.
What's Up Next ...
The Blue & Gray will play three midweek games at home next week, hosting Coppin State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before playing a doubleheader on Wednesday against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), beginning at 5 p.m. The Hoyas will then get back into BIG EAST action with a three-game series at Xavier next weekend.