Stony Brook Falls Short Despite Early Offensive Burst


Photo credit: Tylan Cornelius, SFL Staff Photographer

Stony Brook's strong offensive start wasn't enough to secure victory on Sunday, as the Seawolves fell to the Purdue Boilermakers by a score of 13-6.

Freshman pitcher Nicholas Rizzo made his first collegiate start on the mound, lasting 5.2 innings and allowing eight runs. Despite the rough outing, Rizzo struck out three batters. Senior Quinlan Montgomery provided a bright spot in relief, pitching a scoreless inning with three strikeouts.

At the plate, the Seawolves were led by senior Matt Brown-Eiring, who drove in three runs with a double and a walk. Evan Fox and Cam Santerre also contributed offensively, each recording two hits.

Stony Brook wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, plating three runs in the top of the first inning. The scoring started with a single by Fox, followed by hit-by-pitches to Evan Goforth and Santerre, loading the bases. Brown-Eiring then delivered a clutch three-run double to put the Seawolves ahead early.

Stony Brook extended their lead to 5-0 in the second inning on an RBI single by Fox, but Purdue began to chip away at the deficit in the following frame. The Boilermakers scored two runs in the third and three more in the fourth to tie the game at 5-5.

After a scoreless fifth inning, Purdue took control of the game with a five-run sixth inning. The Seawolves managed to respond with a run in the top of the seventh, but Purdue added three more insurance runs to seal the victory.

Despite the loss, Stony Brook displayed glimpses of offensive potential. They'll look to build on their early-game success and tighten up their pitching as they move forward in the season.

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