Baseball Downed 6-3 by St. Francis (N.Y.)
April 7, 2004
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Three eighth inning miscues cost the Stony Brook baseball team, as St. Francis (N.Y.) scored three unearned runs to break open a tie game and went on to win 6-3 over the Seawolves on Tuesday afternoon at University Field. Stony Brook fell to 11-12 with the loss, while St. Francis improved to 3-11.
Entering the eighth inning tied 2-2, two Stony Brook errors and a run-scoring passed ball allowed the St. Francis Terriers to open up a 5-2 lead. Tom Greene reached base to open the inning on an error by first baseman Matt Lyons and advanced to second a batter later when pitcher John Henkel made a throwing error on a bunt off the bat of Johnny Luberes. After the Seawolves recorded the first out of the inning on a fielder's choice, Anthony Giudice singled home Greene to give the Terriers a 3-2 lead. Pinch hitter Greg Clements grounded to first base but Brian Forman beat the throw home to score the second run of the inning, and Giudice came home from third on a passed ball to give St. Francis a 5-2 lead.
St. Francis added a run in the top of the ninth before Stony Brook cut the deficit to 6-3 on an RBI triple by Kevin Solano, but Brian Honeyman snagged a line drive off the bat of Dave Mischo and threw to first for a game-ending double play.
St. Francis got on the board with a run in the first, but the Seawolves tied the game at one in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Will Brumfield that scored Isidro Fortuna. SB took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Jon Pasieka came around to score on a double by Stephen Didsbury, before St. Francis answered with a run in the top of the sixth to tie the game 2-2.
Didsbury went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Solano entered the game as a defensive replacement and went 2-for-2 with an RBI to lead the Seawolves. John Henkel (0-1) suffered the loss for Stony Brook.
St. Francis was led by Giudice, who went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Lou Kass threw an inning and a third to pick up the win, while Honeyman locked down the save.
The Seawolves are back in action this Friday, April 9, when they play a double header versus Vermont to start America East play. First pitch is slated for 12:00 p.m.