April 21, 2013
Orono, Maine - Freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) hit an RBI single in the 10th inning that made an incredible pitcher's duel stand up in his team's favor as the Stony Brook baseball team came away with a 1-0 win over Maine Sunday at Mahaney Diamond. The run had come after starting pitchers Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) and Mike Connolly dominated for a combined 17 innings of shutout ball.
Stony Brook, which has now played seven consecutive one-run games during conference play, improves to 14-26 overall and 7-11 in America East. Maine falls to 24-15 overall and 13-4 in the league.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"The guys continue to fight hard, and it paid off today with another one-run game and this time a one-run victory. I'm really proud of them, and we're looking forward to the remaining conference schedule, starting with Binghamton next weekend."
After Connolly and Zamora matched zeroes for most of the game, the contest came down to two big innings. In the bottom of the ninth, freshman Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) relived Zamora, who had thrown 109 pitches over eight innings. Lee walked two batters to set up first and second and two outs. Troy Black then singled to center, and Nick Bernardo rumbled towards the plate with what would be the winning run. However, junior center fielder Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) fielded the single cleanly and threw a strike to the plate, where junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) applied the tag for the out, sending the game to extra innings.
The Seawolves used the momentum swing to their favor. In the top of the 10th, Mason walked to lead off the inning, advanced to second on a fielder's choice and then scored on Parenty's one-out single to center.
Lee then came back out in the bottom of the 10th and worked around a hit by pitch to end the game.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Zamora started the game and went eight innings, allowing no runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out nine, which matches his career high. He also fanned nine batters against UMBC on March 30.
- Lee earned his second collegiate win with his two shutout innings.
- Parenty went 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in the game's only run. He now has three games of three hits or more this season and is the team's leading hitter at .349.
- Mason scored the game's only run, went 1-for-3 with a walk and is hitting .324 this season in only 10 starts in center.
- Maine's Mike Connolly pitched nine shutout innings, allowing four hits.
- The teams combined to leave 17 men on base.
- Stony Brook has played seven consecutive America East one-run games and has now played 16 one-run games overall this season.
- This was Stony Brook's eighth extra-inning game of the season and is now 4-4.
Stony Brook will play a pair of non-conference games this week. The Seawolves take on Central Connecticut on the road Tuesday and host NYIT Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field at 3:30 p.m.