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Wozny Flirts with No-No as Bears Clip Southold

April 14, 2018
Baseball 2018

Ajewole in action earlier this season (PC: Caitlin O’Neill)

This afternoon the baseball team improved to 5-3 on the season with a 5-3 victory at Southold, their first over the Settlers since a three-game sweep culminated with a 1-0 win on April 16, 2014. The Wozny brothers led the way for the Brook as Joe threw six no-hit innings and struck out a career high 15 while Timmy drove in three runs to power the Blue and White offense.

The Bears drew first blood in the top of the first inning when Timmy Wozny grounded into a fielder’s choice to plate Seamus Scanlon who led off the inning with a walk. The Brook tacked on two more in the fourth inning when Joe Wozny led off with a single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout, and came home on an Emman Ajewole single. The lead stretched to 3-0 when Jack Derco hit a line drive to center field to drive home Ajewole.

Meanwhile, Wozny was unhittable, retiring 10 straight Settlers between the third and sixth innings. In the bottom of the fourth he needed just 11 pitches to strike out the side.

The Bears extended their edge in the top of the fifth. Aidan Mega smacked a line drive to left field and Joe Wozny followed with a double to center field, bringing up Timmy Wozny. The freshman lined to right field, chasing home both base runners to give the Brook a commanding 5-0 lead.

After a scoreless sixth, Wozny took the mound in the bottom of the seventh, his no-hitter still intact. It was the second time in his Stony Brook career that he’d taken a no-no into the seventh, including last year’s 5-1 win over Port Jeff. Wozny had thoroughly dominated the Settlers to that point, allowing just three base runners through six, but with their backs against the wall, the reigning Suffolk County Champions woke up.

A lead off double, a walk, and a triple cut the Bear lead to 5-2 with no outs on the board. A sac fly further carved into the now precarious lead and a walk followed, but with the tying run at the plate and just 1 out, Wozny reached back and struck out the final two batters to nail down his third win of the season, tied for the most on Long Island.

Blue and White batters tagged Southold pitching for 11 hits, spread across seven batters. Scanlon (1 hit/ 1 walk/ 1 run), Mega (1 hit/ 1 walk/ 1 run), Joe Wozny (2 hits/ 2 runs), Timmy Wozny (1 hit/ 3 RBIs), Ajewole (3 hits/ 1 RBI/ 1 run), David Choi (2 hits), and Derco (1 hit/ 1 RBI) powered the Bear offense.

The Bears are now halfway to the ten wins required to earn their first postseason berth since 1999. They return to the diamond on Monday in a home match-up with Port Jeff.

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Season Leaders

Batting

  • Hits: Aidan Mega, Joe Wozny & Seamus Scanlon – 13
  • Singles: Aidan Mega – 12
  • Doubles: Joe Wozny – 6
  • Triples: Joe Wozny – 1
  • RBIs: Joe Wozny – 15
  • Runs: Aidan Mega – 15
  • HBP: Emman Ajewole – 4
  • Walks: Aidan Mega & David Choi – 5
  • Batting Average: Aidan Mega – .542
  • On Base Percentage: Aidan Mega – .645
  • Slugging: Joe Wozny – .778
  • OPS: Joe Wozny – 1.311

Pitching

  • Innings Pitched: Joe Wozny – 22.2
  • Wins: Joe Wozny – 3
  • Saves: Dan Rueda – 1
  • Strikeouts: Joe Wozny – 49
  • ERA: Timmy Wozny – 1.91
  • WHIP: Joe Wozny – 1.19

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