March 20, 2013
Kingston, R.I. - Freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) smashed three hits, scored a run and drove a run home, but the Stony Brook baseball team had two bad innings on the mound that led to an 8-4 Rhode Island win over the Seawolves Wednesday at Bill Beck Field.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"We found ourselves in a deep hole early against a very good Rhode island team. We competed the whole game, but the early lead was tough to overcome."
Stony Brook fell behind the Rams in the first inning, falling into a deficit it could not recover from. Three of the first four URI batters reached base to load them up for Kevin Stenhouse, who doubled down the right field line to clear the bags and put URI up 3-0. Stenhouse scored two batters later, and the Rams led 4-0 after one.
In the third inning, Stony Brook tried to fight back and loaded the bases with just one out, but a double play ended the inning.
The Seawolves cut the deficit to 4-2 on a freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) RBI groundout in the seventh and a Caputo RBI single in the eighth, but the Rams came back with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Inside the Numbers
- Caputo matched his career high with three hits. He has hit safely in five straight games and 13 of his last 14 games played.
- Junior Josh Barry (Seaford, N.Y.) pitched three scoreless innings and has now pitched 5-1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
- Junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) extended his hitting streak to 10 games after going 1-for-3.
- Sophomore Michael Roehrig (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Stony Brook will head back into conference play and face Binghamton this weekend at Joe Nathan Field, playing a doubleheader Saturday at noon and a single game Sunday at noon. The series was originally slated to be played at Binghamton, but unplayable field conditions moved the series to Stony Brook.