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Late homers sink Bulldogs on Sunday

Late homers sink Bulldogs on Sunday

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Stony Brook University used a pair of two-run home runs to earn a 5-3 victory over the Bryant University baseball team on Sunday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field.

Bobby Honeyman gave the Seawolves a 3-2 lead with a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh and Dylan Resk broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Bryant received 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball from senior Jack Patterson (Suffield, Conn.). The senior lefty walked two and struck out seven in the ballgame. Junior Nathan Wrighter (Windsor, N.Y.) pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, tossed a scoreless sixth but was victimized by the two home runs. They were the first two home runs he's allowed this season.

Game Information

Bryant 3, Stony Brook 5

Records: Bryant (27-19-1), Stony Brook (26-20

Location: Joe Nathan Field (Stony Brook, N.Y.)

W|L|S: Aaron Pinto (3-2) | Nathan Wrighter (1-3)

Key Moments

  • Stony Brook loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning. Already down 1-0, Bryant called on Wrighter and he induced an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play.
  • With two outs in the seventh, Honeyman went down and got a breaking ball from Wrighter and was able to lift it over the right field wall, giving Stony Brook a 3-2 lead.
  • After Bryant tied the game in the top of the eighth, Resk hit the game-deciding two-run home run to left field.

How it happened

  • Stony Brook opened the scoring with a run in the fourth. Michael Wilson doubled with one out and scored on a single from Resk.
  • Bryant was able to take the lead with two runs in the sixth. Junior Tyler Panno (Rivervale, N.J.) singled, senior Mickey Gasper (Merrimack, N.H.) walked and sophomore Chris Wright (Cumberland, R.I.) laid down a perfect bunt that was thrown away at first, allowing Panno to score. Gasper came around to score on a wild pitch to make it 2-1.
  • Honeyman's home run in the seventh made it 3-2.
  • In the top of the eighth, Gasper walked, went to second on a ground out and scored on sophomore Gaby Cruz's (Miami, Fla.) single to right field.
  • Resk then gave the Seawolves the lead for good with his two-run home run in the bottom of the inning.

Stats

  • Stony Brook outhit the Bulldogs, 13-7.
  • Patterson allowed one run on seven hits, walked two and struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Wrighter allowed four runs on four hits over three innings.
  • Junior Craig Lacey (Westfield, Mass.) recorded the final two outs in the eighth.
  • Bryant received hits from seven different players.
  • Gasper doubled, walked twice and scored twice.
  • Cruz singled, walked and drove in a run.
  • Four different Seawolves finished with two hits, while Resk drove in three.

Game Notes

  • Bryant is now 5-3 all-time against Stony Brook. The Bulldogs lost both games this weekend against the Seawolves.
  • The Bulldogs were held to less than 10 hits for the sixth time in seven games.
  • Ward now has 86 hits on the season, one shy of tying the Division I program record.
  • Gasper has now reached safely in a career-high 25-straight games.
  • Patterson has now struck out 46 batters over his last five starts.
  • Wrighter entered Sunday's game having allowed just one extra-base hit all season (double).

Up Next

Bryant returns home for a pivotal three-game series with Wagner this weekend. The Bulldogs and Seahawks are the top two teams in the Northeast Conference. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday.