Florida International Hands Baseball 6-3 Loss

March 17, 2003

Final Stats

Miami, Fla. - In a wet night on St. Patrick's Day, FIU defeated Stony Brook, 6-3, at University Park. The loss snapped Stony Brook's four-game winning streak as FIU improved to 19-7 on the season.

Andrew Edwards started the game and pitched two shutout innings, striking out two. DeCarlo took over from there, pitching the next seven innings. The Southridge high graduate broke the FIU record for consecutive victories with 14 (Willy Collazo held the previous record of 13 set in 2001).

FIU started with two runs in the bottom of the first, as Skip Adams tripled to right field off SB starter David Wood, scoring Ricardo Nanita and Adam Summerell.

The Golden Panthers continued their assault on the Seawolves (4-3) with one more in the second, as Jimmy Bacon homered to right center.

Stony Brook got on the scoreboard in the fourth. Jim McCurdy singled in Rich Graham to bring the deficit down to 3-1.

FIU would respond in the bottom of the inning with two runs. Jimmy Bacon scored on a wild pitch and Brian Aragon scored on a double play. The Golden Panthers had five runs on three hits through four innings.

Luis Rivera would end the FIU scoring in the fifth inning, doubling to score Ricardo Nanita.

Wood (0-2) took the loss, giving up five runs and five hits in three innings of work. The rookie struck out three batters. Matt Restivo and Dave Mischo combined for five innings of three-hit ball the rest of the way for SB.

The game was delayed by rain and lightning for over an hour in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Seawolves play Rider on Tuesday. First pitch is 2:15 p.m.