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Weekend series recap: Stony Brook at Georgetown

A break from Big East play proved to be a mostly negative affair for the Hoyas, who dropped two of three games against Stony Brook.

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With the top three spots in the Big East likely locked up, Georgetown is one of the remaining four scrambling for the final place in the Big East Tournament. At times, the Hoyas have appeared to be the best of that group, but that wasn't the case this weekend. Losing two of three, even against a solid Stony Brook squad, hurt the Hoyas' reputation and dropped them to 17-17 overall. Luckily, they get three shots at hapless Xavier, which is 1-8 in conference action, next weekend. But for now, let's pick through the remains of the Stony Brook series.

Game One: Stony Brook 4, Georgetown 1

If you read our preview of this series, then you knew that the Seawolves were going to be a tough team to get runs against. The America East leaders in ERA did not disappoint in the first part of Saturday's double-header. Ace Tyler Honahan befuddled the Hoyas hitters through six innings of one run ball, before Cameron Stone came in and tossed three shutout innings. In all, Georgetown managed just five hits, with all of those singles. A.C. Carter's RBI single in the bottom of the first accounted for all of the Hoyas' offense in the contest. Yikes.

Matt Hollenbeck went toe-to-toe with Honahan, for the most part, letting up just one run over 5 1/3 innings. However, he gave up five hits and was a bit erratic, surrendering three walks. What was more distressing, was the absolute dumpster fire that was the end of Tim Davis' relief effort. The right-hander came into the weekend with a streak of 15 2/3 innings without allowing a run. He came in with one out in the sixth inning and shut down the Seawolves for the most part. However, in the ninth inning, he was bashed for three runs, en route to his third loss of the season.

Game Two: Stony Brook 3, Georgetown 2

The second part of Saturday's double dip only lasted seven innings but still ended in a Georgetown setback. Matt Smith was tagged with the loss, falling to 2-3 for the season. The right-hander didn't miss many bats, as the Seawolves stroked 10 hits off of him. However, he did a decent job of limiting the damage, scaterring three runs, two earned, over his five innings of work. However, the Hoyas bats didn't pick him up, especially when it mattered. In the bottom of the seventh, Beau Hall stood on third base with just one out, but Austin Shirley and Nick Collins both failed to bring him in, with Shirley striking out on a 2-2 count and Collins grounding out to second. To his credit, Collins went 2-for-4 in the game, with the rest of the squad managing as many hits across 20 at bats. Collins and Joseph Bialkowski were the only players to have more than one hit combined on Saturday.

Game Three: Georgetown 10, Stony Brook 1

On Sunday, Georgetown finally woke up at the plate. The Hoyas pounded out 14 hits and scored 10 runs for the first time since a 10-4 victory over Coppin State on April 7. Ryan Busch was the biggest bat of the day, as he nearly hit for the cycle. But who cares about the cycle when you hit two DINGERS! Busch ticked off the double, triple and home run portions of the cycle check list, but instead of a single for his fourth hit of the day, Busch cranked another long ball, his third of the season. He joined Collins as the only players to have a multi-home run outing for the Hoyas this season. The last time there was even one was in 2010, when Dan Capeless drove two out against St. John's.

Kevin Superko did a decent job as the Sunday starter, although he did not finish five innings, missing out on factoring in the decision. Superko didn't allow an earned run across 4 2/3 innings, although he allowed five hits and four walks.