Baseball went 1-for-3 this weekend in conference play against Binghamton, splitting Saturday’s doubleheader and dropping Sunday’s matchup.
Although they had a dominant lead going into the final inning of Saturday’s first game, the Seawolves ultimately lost 10-7.
SBU led 7-4 going into the seventh. After junior starter Brandon McNitt loaded the bases, he was replaced by freshman Tyler Honahan, who gave up three runs to make it a tie game.
Freshman Tim Knesnik came in to relieve fellow freshman Honahan and immediately gave up an RBI double that gave Binghamton a lead they would not relinquish.
Junior Frankie Vanderka pitched his third straight complete game in game two, carrying Stony Brook to a 4-1 victory.
After giving up a run in the first, a homer from junior Anthony Italiano – who went 4-for-8 with 3 RBI on the day – tied the game.
The Seawolves scored three more runs in the fifth. Sophomore Cole Peragine drew an RBI walk, and another run scored off a single from freshman Johnny Caputo. Junior Kevin Courtney brought in another run with a two-out RBI double.
It was all over after that. Vanderka struck out four of the last nine batters he faced. He gave up seven hits and one run, and struck out a season-high seven batters. He is now leading the America East with a 1.65 ERA.
Freshman Jack Parenty went 6-for-8 in the doubleheader, with two RBI. After getting one hit on Sunday, he has now hit safely in thirteen consecutive games.
The Seawolves lost Sunday’s rubbermatch 8-1, with freshman starter Daniel Zamora giving up six hits and five runs in the first four innings (only two were earned).
Stony Brook only got five hits off Binghamton, with three of those hits coming from Caputo. The Bearcats smacked thirteen hits off SBU.
The Seawolves also recorded four errors on Sunday.
Earlier in spring break, the Seawolves went 1-for-3 when they opened conference play at Joe Nathan Field against Maine. The team also dropped a non-conference game against Rhode Island, 8-4, in the middle of the week.