Baseball blanked by Gardner-Webb, 4-0

Matt Senk

March 2, 2013

Final Stats

Wilmington, N.C. - The Stony Brook baseball team ran into a hot pitcher, as Gardner-Webb's Andrew Barnett threw a complete game shutout in a 4-0 Bulldogs victory over the Seawolves Saturday at the Hughes Bros. Challenge on the UNC Wilmington campus.

Freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) had the lone multi-hit day for the Seawolves, stroking a pair of singles to go 2-for-4.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Their starting pitcher threw an outstanding complete game and didn't allow us any margin of error. Despite that, overall we were better defensively, on the mound and at the plate."

Turning Point
Barnett was in control the entire game, scattering just the four hits. No Seawolves player reached second base. Gardner-Webb scored once in the first on a two-out, RBI single by Brad Collins. The Bulldogs tacked on a run in the fifth and then picked up two insurance runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Scott Coleman.

Inside the Numbers

  • Tenuto's multi-hit game was his second straight, and he is now four for his last eight at the plate.
  • Junior Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) started for Stony Brook and tossed 6-2/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out two. He took the loss to slip to 0-2.
  • Freshman Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) pitched a pair of scoreless innings. 
  • Junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) threw out his seventh base runner of the season. Base stealers are 6-for-13 against him this year.

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has been blanked three times this season.
  • It was the first time this season that Stony Brook failed to advance a runner to second base.



Up Next
Stony Brook wraps up its trip to Wilmington with a game against San Diego Sunday morning at 10 a.m.