Baseball blanks NYIT behind strong pitching

Chad Lee

April 17, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Three Stony Brook baseball pitchers combined to strikeout 15 NYIT batters as the Seawolves blanked the Bears in non-conference action, 6-0, Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field.

Freshmen Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.), Chad Lee (San Dimas, Calif.) and Kenny Ball (Azusa, Calif.) combined to scatter five hits and allow no walks. Honahan struck out a career-high nine in his four innings of work. Lee fanned a career-high five batters in four innings pitched.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"Today was a good win that allows us to go into the second half of the conference schedule on a positive note."

Turning Point
The Seawolves made it known that they were controlling the game from the get-go. In the first inning, Honahan struck out the final two hitters he faced. The Seawolves then took advantage of a stolen base, wild pitch and passed ball to score their first run of the game, and tacked on one on a sacrifice fly by freshman Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario) to put Stony Brook on 2-0.

Honahan came back out and struck out the side in the second inning to set up another Seawolves run in the bottom half on an RBI double freshman Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.). Honahan did not strike out the first batter of the third, ending a string of five consecutive punchouts, but Stony Brook had control of the game at that point. The Bears only mustered three runners reaching second base.

Inside the Numbers

  • Honahan made the start and pitched four innings, allowing three hits, no walks and no runs. He struck out a career-high nine batters.
  • Lee earned the win in relief after pitching four innings and only giving up two hits. He walked none and struck out a career-high five batters.
  • Senior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario), junior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and freshman Brett Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) all went 2-for-4 and either scored a run or drove one in.
  • In total, the Seawolves banged out 10 hits, including four doubles.
  • The Seawolves stole three bases.
  • Stony Brook earned its third shutout victory of the season.



Up Next
The Seawolves will host NYIT at Joe Nathan Field Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.