ELON, N.C. – The Elon University baseball team was limited to just three hits as the Stony Brook Seawolves earned a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix on day two of the Elon Invitational at Latham Park.
Kyle Jackson ripped his seventh home run of the season to account for Elon’s (4-7) lone run of the day.
Casey Baker went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI to lead Stony Brook (3-6). Andrew Gazzola and Bobby Honeyman both had two hits.
Elon starter Nick Beaulac (0-2) went 6.1 innings and was charged with three runs on six hits to take the loss.
Tyler Honahan (2-1) baffled the Phoenix hitters, keeping Elon off the board for 6.2 innings. He allowed one hit and struck out seven. Chad Lee gave up one hit in the ninth, but recorded his first save of the year.
How It Happened: The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth when Gazzola scored from second on Baker’s two-out single up the middle. Stony Brook extended its lead to 4-0 in the seventh on an infield single by Baker, an error and a Johnny Caputo single.
Elon avoided the shutout when Jackson crushed a 1-1 pitch deep over the wall in left.
Notes: Nick Zammarelli went 0-for-4 to snap his career-long 16-game hitting streak … The Phoenix got a leadoff single from CJ Young in the first, but did not record another hit until Jackson’s homer in the eighth.
On Deck: The Phoenix will wrap up Elon Invitational play on Sunday, March 6, against Appalachian State. Game time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.