ORONO — Stony Brook scored two unearned runs with the help of two errors in the second inning and held on for a 2-1 win over Maine on the opening day of the America East baseball tournament Wednesday at Mahaney Diamond.

A dropped fly ball, a throwing error and a poorly executed rundown enabled fourth-seeded Stony Brook (30-23) to grab a 2-0 lead against Maine starter John Arel (5-4).

The fifth-seeded Black Bears (18-33) cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Hernen Sardinas led off with a double and eventually scored on sacrifice fly by Brandon Vicens. But Christopher Bec was thrown out at home on an attempted double steal, and Maine was shut out the rest of the way by Stony Brook pitchers Greg Marino (7-1) and Aaron Pinto, who combined on a seven-hitter.

Cody Laweryson pitched 42/3 scoreless innings in relief for Maine, which falls into the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tournament.


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