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Baseball drops three games against Florida International University

The Stony Brook baseball team, whose opening series against Southern Mississippi was cancelled due to inclement weather, dropped three games against the Florida International University Panthers this weekend.

After dropping Friday’s game, 6-2, SBU was shut out on Saturday, losing 10-0.

Stony Brook saw its only lead of the series in Sunday’s game, when three errors by the Panthers gave SBU a 2-1 lead to start the third.

FIU responded with a three-run homer off of starting pitcher Tim Knesnik in the bottom of the inning to make it 4-2. The Panthers then put the game away in the sixth when, with two outs, they tacked on five more runs. FIU took the game 12-2.

Stony Brook struggled to get on base and once there, struggled to convert baserunners into runs. The Seawolves had seven hits and left 10 men on base in Sunday’s game.

Overall, SBU recorded a mere 18 hits to the Panther’s 35. FIU improves to 8-0, while the Seawolves fell to 0-3 after their first series of the season.

Stony Brook will try to bounce back next weekend at the Wake Forest Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., with games against Wake Forest, Saint Peter’s and Saint Louis, before returning north for the home opener against Iona on March 4.

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