March 11, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) drove in all three runs, and the Stony Brook baseball pitching staff turned in another strong effort as the Seawolves defeated Fordham, 3-2, to take three out of four from the Rams Monday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field.
Nivins, who now has a team-best seven RBI this season, had the big for the Seawolves with a two-run single in the first. He finished the day 1-for-3.
Freshman Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) came into the game in relief of starter Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) and tossed 3-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his second career victory.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today was another terrific job by our pitchers, which allowed us to win another tight ballgame against a very good Fordham team. We're looking forward to a day off and then start to get ready for FDU Thursday and the start of conference play this weekend."
The Seawolves set the tone of the game early by putting the first two batters of the game on base. Sophomore Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) sliced the ball down the right field line past first base for a double. He advanced to third on freshman Jack Parenty's (Wantagh, N.Y.) bunt single. Two batters later with runners on second and third, Nivins roped a two-run single to left that scored Peragine and Parenty.
Lee served up a two-run home run to Fordham's Ryan McNally, but outside of that, Seawolves pitchers scattered six hits and five walks while striking out seven batters.
Freshman Kenny Ball (Azusa, Calif.) got into trouble in the eighth, but with a runner on third and just one out, he struck out Charles Galiano and then got Ian Edmiston to fly out to end the threat.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- The Seawolves had six hits and didn't commit an error on the day.
- Knesnik has now thrown 5-1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
- Peragine and Parenty each went 2-for-4, and combined to score all three Stony Brook runs. Parenty has now hit safely in five straight games.
- Nivins picked up his third RBI on a sacrifice fly that was actually dropped by the right fielder, allowing Nivins to reach base.
- Freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) went 0-for-4, snapping his eight-game hitting streak.
- Freshman Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) pitched a scoreless ninth to record his third save of the season. He's pitched 3-1/3 straight scoreless innings.
- Stony Brook (4-10) has won four of its last five games after starting the season 0-9.
- The Seawolves have won eight of their last nine games against Fordham.
The Seawolves will have one more tune-up before conference play begins when they face Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday at Joe Nathan Field at 3 p.m.