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America East Players of the Week

stony-brookCAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Fresh off their upset win over a nationally-ranked opponent and after taking three out of four in an America East weekend series, two Stony Brook Seawolves were named weekly award winners for the period ending April 12. Senior outfielder Michael Tansey (Valley Stream, N.Y./Holy Trinity) received Player of the Week accolades for the second time this season, while freshman right-handed hurler Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif./Crespi Carmelite) received Pitcher of the Week honors, also for the second time in 2009. Rounding out the weekly awards was Hartford freshman reliever Cory Beahm (Burtonsville, Md./St. John’s), who claimed Rookie of the Week.

Tansey batted .429 in 21 at-bats last week, slugging two homers and three doubles. He drove in six runs for the week, one of which came in the Seawolves’ 6-2 victory at No. 11 Virginia last Wednesday. In America East action, Tansey went 2-for-4 with an RBI in SBU’s 8-0 win over UMBC on Friday, and then went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in a 9-6 win over the Retrievers during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. In the fifth inning, he drove in the go-ahead run with a double. Tansey capped the series by going 2-for-5, including a home run, in the Seawolves’ 11-5 win later in the day Saturday.

Johnson picked up two wins last week, bringing his season record to 4-1, in a start and a relief appearance. He came in to pitch the fifth inning against No. 11 Virginia on Wednesday and induced all three batters he faced into groundouts to pick up the decision in the 6-2 win. Later in the week, he hurled a three-hit shutout to lead the Seawolves to an 8-0 victory over UMBC on Friday. Johnson struck out seven batters and walked just two, while retiring the last 10 batters he faced to earn the win in the seven-inning game. He finished the week with an ERA of 0.00 in eight innings pitched.

Beahm made a relief appearance in each of Hartford’s three games last week, surrendering just one hit and no runs in 4.2 innings of work. Against Holy Cross, he pitched the eighth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. In the series opener against league foe Maine, Beahm pitched the final inning, getting all three outs by way of the k. In the second game of the day against the Black Bears, he earned the win by pitching the final 2.2 innings in the 7-6 victory that lasted 11 frames. The freshman finished the week with six strikeouts against only two walks.

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