March 24, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Despite freshman Johnny Caputo's three-hit day, the Stony Brook baseball team's offense managed just five hits total as the Seawolves dropped the rubber game of a three-game series to Binghamton, 8-1, Sunday at Joe Nathan Field.
The Seawolves fell to 7-15 overall and 2-4 in America East.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"You have to give Binghamton credit; they really played an overall terrific game today. Unfortunately, we have lost the rubber game two weekends in a row. We need to regroup, go to Citi Field on Tuesday and enjoy that experience and then get ready for UMBC coming in next weekend."
The fourth inning proved to be Stony Brook's downfall. Trailing 2-0, Stony Brook allowed the first two Bearcats batters on base. After a sacrifice bunt moved runners to second and third, freshman starter Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) induced a ground ball out to freeze the runners. But No. 8 hitter Reed Gamache then hit a two-run single, and a third run came in on a wild pitch, giving the Bearcats a commanding 5-0 lead.
Inside the Numbers
- The Seawolves had five hits in the game while giving up 13 to Binghamton.
- Zamora pitched four innings and allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits. He did not walk or strike out any batters.
- Junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) pitched two scoreless innings.
- Freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
- Freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) smacked three hits and scored SB's lone run after hitting a triple in the ninth inning and then scoring on an RBI groundout by junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.).
- Junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) threw out his 16th baserunner of the season.
Weather permitting, the Stony Brook Seawolves will head to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to play St. John's Tuesday at 4 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (631) 632-WOLF on Monday and then outside the stadium on Tuesday.