Feb. 23, 2014
MIAMI - Senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) each picked up two base hits, but Florida International's potent offense had 13 hits and used a three-run third inning and five-run sixth inning to push past the Stony Brook baseball team, 12-2, Sunday at FIU Baseball Stadium.
The #Seawolves fell to 0-3 on the season while the Panthers improved to 8-0.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"We played an outstanding opponent in FIU, and they played great all weekend. The key for us is to go home, have good practices this week and get ready for the Wake Forest Tournament beginning Friday."
Stony Brook took its only lead of the series in the third inning when the #Seawolves capitalized on three Panthers errors. Freshmen Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) and Jeremy Giles (Claremont, Calif.) scored runs to make it 2-1.
However, FIU immediately responded with three runs, all coming on Josh Anderson's three-run homer off of sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.). Then the Panthers put the game out of reach in the sixth inning when they put up five runs, all coming on two-out hits.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook had seven hits and drew three walks, but stranded 10 men on base.
- FIU had 13 hits and drew eight walks.
- Knesnik started and pitched 4-1/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out one.
- Caputo and Mason both had two hits on the day.
- Freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) and sophomore Austin Shives (San Diego, Calif.) both had pinch hits.
The #Seawolves will get back to work and get ready for next weekend's Wake Forest Tournament. They will play the host Demon Deacons Friday night, Saint Peter's on Saturday and Saint Louis on Sunday.