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Baseball blanked by Stony Brook 8-0 in series finale
Bearcats take one of three from league-leading Seawolves, still hold onto second place
May 6, 2012Tweet
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STONY BROOK, N.Y.—Stony Brook scored eight runs on 13 hits and shut down visiting Binghamton (19-20, 10-5 AE) on three hits in an 8-0 win Sunday afternoon from Joe Nathan Field.
The league-leading Seawolves (36-11, 14-3 AE) scored single runs in the first and second innings before erupting for four runs in the third inning. Stony Brook added runs in the sixth and seventh inning and that was more than enough offense for starter Evan Stecko-Haley, who limited BU to three singles in the complete-game shutout.
Freshman first baseman Brian Ruby was the lone starter to record a hit in eight innings before the Bearcats got two pinch hit singles in the ninth. Ruby singled in the second inning but was erased on a fielder’s choice grounder.
In the ninth, freshmen Nick Pancerella and Scott Hagan hit back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth but BU went fly out, fly out, strikeout to leave the runners stranded to end the game.
Sophomore Jack Rogalla started but couldn’t get out of the third. Four BU freshmen combined to hold the Seawolves to just two runs over the final 6.1 innings. Anthony Grillini (3.0 innings) and Mike Kaufman (1.1 innings) each allowed a run and Mike Urbanski and Greg Ostner pitched a scoreless inning apiece to end the game.
Binghamton next plays a four-game series at Albany on Friday and Saturday. There are seven games remaining in the regular season. The Bearcats sit in second place in the America East standings and would clinch the program’s sixth straight tournament berth one more win. Stony Brook (14-3) leads the pack, followed by BU (10-5), Maine (9-6) and Albany (10-7).