Navy completes four-game sweep of NYIT baseball

Ben Wright plunked four batters on Sunday at Navy.
Ben Wright plunked four batters on Sunday at Navy.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy completed a four-game sweep of the NYIT baseball team with a 10-2 win in Sunday's series finale.

The Bears committed five errors and walked seven batters in the defeat. Starter Ben Wright plunked four batters, including a pair in Navy's three-run first inning.

NYIT committed 13 errors and was outscored 47-10 in the series.

The Bears (2-13) had pulled within 3-2 in the third on Robert Fiato's one-out RBI double. However, with two in scoring position and a chance to take the lead in that frame, Joe Fusco fouled out. And after Jake Lebel was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Brendan Dowd struck out to end the threat.

Wright was charged with six runs (five earned) in 5 1/3 innings. After the first, he held Navy hitless over the next four innings. With NYIT trailing 4-2, things unraveled in the sixth as Frank Sanacore lost a ball in the sun for a one-out triple and Navy ultimately posted two runs in the frame.

The Midshipmen (12-7) upped their winning streak to nine games.

It marked the second time this season the Bears were swept in a four-game series. Arkansas State also had a perfect weekend against NYIT to begin the season.

The Bears look to get on track Tuesday when they host Hofstra at 3:30 p.m.