Panthers fall to Seawolves on opening night

Panthers look to make a home run against the Seawolves. Image by Daniel Torres/PantherNOW

Written by Daniel Torres/Staff Writer

The Florida International University baseball team kicked off their season against Stony Brook University on Friday, Feb. 15. The Panthers had a full house and the night started off with a great playing of the national anthem by the FIU band. But by the end of the night, the only thing that was memorable was getting a free hat.

As the game started it was time to take care of business, but it was a bad showing for FIU left handed pitcher Logan Allen. Just in the second inning, Stony Brook railed in seven runs which included a home run. FIU to start this game had trouble getting the offense going as well as some errors made on defense. Stony Brook on the other hand seemed comfortable from the very start and looked to be in mid-season form.

The Panthers would surge through the fifth and sixth innings bringing the game down just to one run (7-6). Right handed pitcher Cody Cortelli coming in for the Panthers, the Seawolves offense was just too much to handle. In the eighth inning, Stony Brook would make another run including another home run to extend the lead to 13-6. The next hopeful thing was FIU Lorenzo Hampton Jr.’s bomb to left field that would bring the game to 13-7 which would be the final score.

Student Media was told that there would be no post game interviews by sport media relations.

Since then, the Panthers lost again to the Seawolves (6-7) in their second home game on Saturday, Feb. 16. They ended their losing streak to the Seawolves on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a drastic 13-2 game.

The Panthers will play at home against Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Featured image by Daniel Torres

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