March 19, 2014
Northridge, Calif. - The Stony Brook baseball team engaged in a classic pitcher's duel with Cal State Northridge, matching zeroes for eight and a half innings, but the Matadors took advantage of a walk-off walk to come away with a 1-0 victory over the #Seawolves Wednesday at Matador Field.
Stony Brook concludes its California road trip with a 2-3 record and is now 6-9 overall. Stony Brook has now played in seven one-run games this season and is 3-4 in those contests. The Matadors improve to 9-14.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Despite our strong pitching performances by Tim Knesnik and Bryan Tatelman, we weren't able to scratch across the runs we needed. Credit to Northridge's pitching staff; they did an outstanding job against us today."
The two teams dominated on the mound as neither team had a runner reach third base through the first eight innings.
The #Seawolves had an opportunity to take a lead in the ninth inning when freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) singled and junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) drew a walk, helping set up runners on first and third with just one out. But the Matadors escaped the jam with back-to-back strikeouts.
Then Cal State Northridge took advantage with a one-out single and a one-out walk to give the Matadors first and second. Sophomore Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) got Nick Murphy to ground to third for the second out of the inning, but Lee then walked AB Blanchet to load the bases and then walked Nicolas Osuna to bring home Nick Blaser to walk off with the victory.
Inside the Numbers
- Stony Brook (3) and Cal State Northridge (5) combined for just eight hits, and both teams left five men on base.
- Neither team connected for an extra-base hit.
- Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) got the start and gave the #Seawolves five shutout innings. He allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out two.
- Senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) pitched three shutout innings in relief, also allowing just two hits and one walk while fanning two batters.
- Lee took the loss in relief after giving up the walk-off walk.
- Six Matador pitchers combined for the shutout with seven punchouts.
- Parenty, junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) and senior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) had the lone hits for Stony Brook.
The #Seawolves begin the important part of their season this weekend when they open America East play with a home series against Albany at Joe Nathan Field. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday at noon and then play a single game Sunday at noon.