The Stony Brook Baseball team dominated Bryant University’s pitchers during the team’s weekend series. Head coach Matt Senk’s squad slugged out 15, 11 and eight hits respectively, but those hits were unable to drive in runs as Stony Brook fell to Bryant 14-5 on Friday, lost 8-4 on Saturday and lost 6-2 on Sunday at Conaty Park in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
On Sunday, Stony Brook could not get its offense going. The Seawolves’ first hit of the day did not come until the fourth inning on a bunt from junior right fielder Casey Baker. At that point, the Bulldogs were already ahead by three runs, and they continued to score, notching three more runs over the next three innings. The Seawolves got on the board in the top half of the seventh on a double by sophomore left fielder Andruw Gazzola. Stony Brook was only able to drive home one more run in the ninth inning before losing 6-2.
Saturday’s loss was a lower scoring matchup with a similar end result. Freshman designated hitter Dylan Resk hit his second collegiate home run, and second of the weekend, and drove in half of Stony Brook’s runs in the 8-4 loss. He was one of five players to have extra base hits on the day. Those extra base hits were not able to translate into runs. After freshman pitcher Bret Clark pitched six innings and only gave up three unearned runs, and Stony Brook was tied 3-3 entering the seventh inning.
Sophomore pitcher Teddy Rodliff replaced Clark in the seventh inning, and the Bulldogs took advantage. Rodliff gave up four runs in the top half of the seventh to put Bryant up 7-3, and the Bulldogs never relented from there. Both teams went on to score one more run, with Stony Brook falling by a final score of 8-4.
Stony Brook started Friday afternoon with its bats flying and runs tallying up, getting four runs on five hits and were leading 4-3 through the first three innings. From the fourth inning on, it was all Bryant. The Bulldogs went on to score 13 more runs, including four runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the sixth to blow the game wide open. Stony Brook eventually lost, 14-5.
The score of the game overshadowed some positives for the Seawolves. Resk hit his first collegiate home run to lead off the seventh inning and also drove home two runs for Stony Brook. Senior second baseman Jack Parenty collected three hits, which moved him to fourth place on the career hit list with 236 career hits. runs in three and a third innings.
Stony Brook will host Marist on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Joe Nathan Field.