March 29, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team engaged in another pitcher's duel, as junior Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) threw a fantastic 8-2/3 innings, but the Seawolves ultimately fell to UMBC, 2-1, in 10 innings Friday at Joe Nathan Field.
The Seawolves dropped to 7-17 overall and 2-5 in America East while the Retrievers improved to 7-9 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Seawolves had a chance to walk off with a victory. Junior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) bashed a double off the wall in right center and was on third base with two outs. Freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) hit what could have been the game-winning single, but his soft line drive was snared by a leaping Vince Corbi to end the inning.
In the top of the 10th with a runner on first, Jake Barnes drilled a one-out double to the left-center gap, scoring Corbi with the go-ahead run. Stony Brook put a runner on in the bottom of the inning, but could not score, ending the contest.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- McNitt had another fantastic outing, tossing 8-2/3 innings and allowing just one run on seven hits. He walked three and struck out seven.
- Junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) took the loss for the Seawolves after allowing the run in the 10th. He pitched 1-1/3 innings and gave up two hits while fanning one batter.
- The Seawolves had just four hits on the day. Freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) had one to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.
- Junior Anthony Italiano (Sayville, N.Y.) gunned down two Retrievers on the bases and now has thrown out 19 of 41 would-be base stealers this year.
- Stony Brook is now 2-3 in extra inning games this season.
- The loss snapped a 20-game winning streak over the Retrievers that dated back to 2009.
The Seawolves and Retrievers play a doubleheader Saturday at noon. Junior Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) and freshman Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) are expected to head to the mound for Stony Brook.