East Carolina edges baseball, 1-0

Maxx Tissenbaum had two of Stony Brook's six hits on Friday against ECU.
 
Maxx Tissenbaum had two of Stony Brook's six hits on Friday against ECU.
 
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March 2, 2012

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Greenville, N.C. - Senior right-hander Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) allowed just one run in 8.0 strong innings but that one run proved to be the difference as the Stony Brook baseball team fell to the East Carolina Pirates, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game set on Friday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Johnson (0-1) walked two and allowed just six hits in the complete game effort. It was the first loss of the season for the Seawolves (4-1), who had their nation's best 15-game road winning streak snapped.

Left-hander Kevin Brandt picked up the win for East Carolina (6-2) as he gave up just four hits in 8.0 shutout innings. Drew Reynolds pitched around a leadoff single from senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) in the ninth to earn the save.

The Pirates scored the only run of the game in the sixth, loading the bases with one out. Philip Clark then came home with the only run of the game on a sacrifice fly from Corey Thompson.

Stony Brook's best scoring opportunity came in the fourth as junior William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) singled with one out and junior Maxx Tissenbaum's (Toronto, Ontario) followed with his second hit of the day to put runners on first and seconds.

But Brandt got junior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) to line into a double play to get out of the jam.

The second game of the series, scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. has been moved back to 6 p.m. because of forecasted inclement weather in the area.