Miami Shores, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team were blanked, 8-0 after stranding nine runners on the basepaths, and went on to salvage the final game of the series in a slugfest that needed extra innings to complete, 9-8, on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Barry 8, Lynn 0; Lynn 9, Barry 8 (10 inn.)
Records: Barry (23-24, 10-11 SSC), Lynn (27-20, 10-14 SSC)
Location: Feinbloom Field | Miami Shores, Fla.
All-time Series: Barry leads the series, 59-47-3
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Game 1:
- Frank Grandinette had a strong outing for the Fighting Knights, going 5.1 innings, and was dominant for 5.0 of that. He went into the fifth just giving up one run, but two errors in the inning led to a four-spot for the Bucs, and the end of the senior's start on the mound. His final line was 5.1 innings pitched, five runs, three of those earned, on seven hits, two strikeouts and two walks.
- Jonathon Wake and Philip Quinn worked the final 2.2 innings.
- The Blue and White recorded eight hits, and only two of those went for extra bases. Tyler Curtis, Gabe Martinez and DJ Daniels each had two hits in the game, while the top three in the batting order went a combined 4-for-11.
- The Fighting Knights missed opportunities with runners in scoring position, leaving nine on base, while Barry only stranded three.
- Game 2:
- Enrique Perez went 3.0 innings in his second straight SSC start, struggling with five runs (four earned) on eight hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
- Connor Davis, Victor Danza and Daniel Nuzzi finished the final 7.0 innings of work to complete the game. Nuzzi was the pitcher of record, earning his fifth win of the season. He went 3.1 innings without giving up a run on two hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
- Ceballos, after struggling in game one today, had a strong 4-for-6 day in game two with two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Nine members of the Blue and White in the lineup managed at least one hit. Following Ceballos, Alex Turner and Patrick Dorrian showed focus with three hits each, while Karl Ellison and Daniels had two a piece.
- The number of runners left on base continued to be an issue, with 13 compared to Barry's 11.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- The road struggles continue for the Blue and White, as they fall to 5-12 on the road.
- Philip Quinn made his eighth appearance, and his first since April 11 vs. St. Thomas. This was also his first appearance in SSC play this season.
- The visiting team stranded 32 runners on base for the weekend.
- Game two of the double header went 10 innings, and that is the second extra inning game of the season. They have split the two games of that nature this year.
- The Fighting Knights have been a dominant hitting team, and own a team average of .335, slugging percentage of .555, and have sent 85 balls out of the park through just 47 games.
- Hitting Streaks: Turner (6), Curtis (3), Daniels (3), Dorrian (3) and Martinez (3).
The Fighting Knights now prepare for the final weekend series of the 2017 season. They head to Embry-Riddle for a Friday, Saturday series May 5 and 6.