Stony Brook Shuts Down Jayhawks, 4-0
March 9, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Stony Brook senior pitcher Tyler Johnson tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just three singles and six base runners overall as the Seawolves blanked Kansas, 4-0, Friday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at the Metrodome.
KU falls to 6-7 on the year, while Stony Brook improves to 6-3.
Johnson, a 6-foot right-handed pitcher from Chatsworth, Calif., dazzled the Kansas lineup, holding the Jayhawks scoreless for the second time this season. The senior pitcher allowed just two Kansas baserunners to get into scoring position in the game after a hit batsman and a wild pitch in the eighth and a walk and a hit by pitch in the fourth.
Kansas freshmen outfielders Michael Suiter, Dakota Smith and senior Zac Elgie all collected hits for the Jayhawks.
KU junior Thomas Taylor pitched well after a rough first inning. After an infield single and an error on the first hitter of the game, Stony Brook’s Pat Cantwell doubled and Maxx Tissenbaum followed with an RBI single to give the Seawolves a 2-0 lead.
However, after that Taylor was on. The junior went seven innings and allowed four runs on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He retired eight-straight hitters at one point in the middle of the game.
Game two of the doubleheader will begin at approximately 3 p.m.