Baseball splits doubleheader with Binghamton
May 5, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Tyler Johnson scattered six hits over 7.0 shutout innings as the Stony Brook University baseball team defeated the Binghamton Bearcats, 3-0, in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Joe Nathan Field. Binghamton won game two, 3-1.
The series was originally scheduled to be played at Binghamton but was moved to Joe Nathan Field because of renovations to the Bearcats field. Therefore Binghamton was the designated home team and batted second.
It was the second straight shutout for Johnson, who struck out four. The loss in game two snapped the Seawolves (35-11, 13-3 AE) 11-game winning streak.
Stony Brook scored three runs in the second in the opener to jump to the early lead. Sophomore Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to left that scored freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.).
Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) followed with a two-out RBU single and after senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) t reached on a hit by the pitch, junior William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) singled through the right side to score Jankowski with the third run of the inning.
That was all the Seawolves would need as Johnson made those three runs stand up. The Bearcats put together a rally in the sixth, loading the bases with one out.
But Johnson got Mike Danaher got to ground into an inning ending double play to get out of the jam. Johnson then retired the side in order in the seventh to seal the victory.
Neither team recorded a hit in game two until Goldstein led off the fifth with a double. But Binghamton starter Jake Lambert stranded Goldstein at second and the Bearcats then pushed across three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Bill Bereszniewic had the big hit of the inning for Binghamton, a two-out two-run single just out of the reach of junior second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario).
Stony Brook loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth but Lambert got Goldstein to fly out to left to end the threat. The score remained 3-0 until the ninth.
Senior Sal Intagliata (Franklin Square, N.Y.) led off with a single and then moved to third on a double from freshman Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario). Courtney then drove in the first Seawolves run with a sacrifice fly to left.
Binghamton reliever Lee Sosa got Jankowski on a grounder to second but then walked Cantwell to put the tying runs on base. But he then struck out Carmona swinging to end the game.
Sophomore Brandon McNitt went the distance for the Seawolves in game two, allowing the three runs on six hits.
The teams wrap up the three-game series on Sunday. First pitch is noon.