Feb. 22, 2014
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MIAMI - The Stony Brook baseball team was held to just five hits as Florida International came away with a 10-0 victory over the #Seawolves Saturday at FIU Baseball Stadium.
The #Seawolves fell to 0-2 on the season while the Panthers improved to 7-0.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Again, we're learning that when you fall behind early in a game, you only make it that much more difficult against a very good team like FIU. We also unfortunately suffered from a lack of timely hitting for a second straight day. When we start getting some timely hitting, and when we jump out to early leads, we'll be in a better position to win. Despite the two losses, we'll use them as learning experiences, aim to get better and come out tomorrow and try to get our first victory."
The Panthers put Stony Brook in a tough position in the very first inning, stringing together four hits, including RBI singles from Edwin Rios and L.K. Thompson. FIU led 3-0 after one inning and then made it 4-0 by tacking on a run in the third on another Rios RBI single.
The #Seawolves were unable to mount a comeback. They did not get a runner to third base until the eighth inning, and by then the Panthers had built a 10-run lead thanks to a six-run seventh inning that included a bases-clearing double by Antonio Rodriguez.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook had five hits, all singles, and drew four walks.
- FIU had 10 runs on 13 hits and drew three walks.
- Senior Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) started and pitched 5-1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out two. After a rough first inning, he had settled down to allow only one run on five hits the rest of the way.
- Freshman Kyle Devin (Lynn, Mass.) pinch hit in the eighth inning and smacked his first collegiate base hit.
- Freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) struck out four of the eight batters he faced in his collegiate debut.
The #Seawolves and Panthers conclude their three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. Sophomore Tim Knesnik
(Milford, Pa.) will take the ball for Stony Brook, opposed by Cody Crouse.