March 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY GAME CANCELLED
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) was outstanding in relief, pitching four shutout innings, and junior Kevin Krause had two sacrifice flies for RBIs, including the game-winner, as the Stony Brook baseball team topped NYIT, 3-2, for its 10th win in its last 13 games Tuesday at Joe Nathan Field.
Stony Brook improves to 10-9 on the season and will host Sacred Heart Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in a game originally scheduled for Fairfield, Conn. NYIT falls to 1-16. This was Stony Brook's eighth win in the last nine meetings with the Bears.
Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Excellent job by Bryan Tatelman to pick up the win. It was about pitching and defense today, and we made all the defensive plays and pitches today to come out with the victory."
NYIT tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning on Robert Fiato's one-out sacrifice fly to right field. The #Seawolves immediately responded as senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) led off the bottom half of the inning with a single up the middle. Sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) sacrificed Mason over to second base, and Mason then stole third. After junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) worked out a walk, Krause came up and hit a fly ball to a deep enough part of left to allow Mason to run home. Stony Brook re-claimed a 3-2 lead.
The Bears opened the seventh inning with a leadoff double down the left field line by Frank Sanacore. He advanced to third on a sacrifice, but then was thrown out at home on a Joe Daru fielder's choice to Chavarria, who threw a strike to senior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.), and the catcher made a nice tag on Sanacore for the second out. Daru stole second and third, but Tatelman induced Joshua Canabal to ground out to end the inning.
Tatelman then secured the final six outs to earn the victory.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook had five hits and drew two walks. NYIT had six hits and drew four walks.
- The #Seawolves stole four bases and were caught once. Junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) had two of the four swipes.
- Sophomore Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) started on the mound and went five innings, allowing one earned run on four hits. He walked three and struck out three, receiving a no-decision.
- Tatelman picked up the victory with four strong innings of shutout relief. He allowed two hits, walked one and struck out three.
- Chavarria had the lone multi-hit game for the #Seawolves, going 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored.
- Krause, Italiano and Mason had the other hits for Stony Brook.
- This was Stony Brook's eighth one-run game of the season. The #Seawolves are 4-4.
- Stony Brook has now won eight consecutive home games to start the year.
With Wednesday's game against Sacred Heart cancelled, the #Seawolves turn their attention back to conference play as they travel to play Hartford for a three-game series beginning with a Saturday noon doubleheader.