DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Donovan Armas takes a no hitter into the fourth and Frank Grandinette hits two homeruns to help the Lynn University baseball team explode for the 12-8 win over the Embry-Riddle Eagles on Friday night.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 12, Embry-Riddle 8
Records: Embry-Riddle (14-33), Lynn (28-20)
Location: Sliwa Stadium | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads the series, 10-1
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Grandinette (3), Karl Ellison (4) and Tyler Curtis (3) combined for 10 of the team's 11 RBIs in tonight's game.
- The Eagles outhit Lynn, 13-10, but that is not the number that determines an outcome.
- The walks were more than doubled for the visitors over the home team, 9-4.
- Five Fighting Knights earned base hits. Alex Turner, Gabe Martinez, and Ellison had two, while Grandinette led the way with three. Curtis's only hit was his 12th homer of the season, and number three on the night for the Blue and White.
- Armas had a strong showing for the first four innings of his 6.2 innings of work, but he ended up giving up six earned runs on 10 hits to go along with two walks and six strikeouts. Even with the damage done, he managed to pick up the win, improving to seven wins on the year.
- Alec Hernandez came in to relieve Armas, but did not put in a single out, giving up one hit and a walk. Connor Davis came in to work the final 2.1, picking up his third save of the year.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Willie Seay made his twelfth start of the year in tonight's game. He least appeared in the 9-6 loss at St. Thomas on April 11.
- Turner has hit safely in 13 of his past 15 games, and has raised his season batting average to .361.
- After leaving more than 30 runners on base last weekend, that number was improved, stranding only seven in this game.
- With the win, the record away from home improved to 6-12.
- The Fighting Knights have been a dominant hitting team, and own a team average of .334, slugging percentage of .555, and have sent 88 balls out of the park through just 48 games
- Hitting Streaks: Turner (7), Martinez (4) and Curtis (4).
The Fighting Knights continue the series against the Eagles with a double header scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch tomorrow.