Late-Inning Collapse Dooms Baseball

Late-Inning Collapse Dooms Baseball

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Lynn University's baseball team held a 6-3 lead with three innings to play but inconsistencies on the led to 12 runs as Saint Leo defeated the Fighting Knights 15-6 in the third and final game of the series.  Shayne Fontana, Tom Archer, Patrick Dorrian and Jake Rouse collected three hits apiece. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP: 
Final:
 Saint Leo 15, Lynn 6
Records: Saint Leo (10-2, 3-0 SSC), Lynn (7-7, 0-3 SSC)
Location: Lynn Baseball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Saint Leo leads 42-32
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Unlike previous games in the series, Lynn jumped on the scoring early and gained a 4-0 lead through two frames.
  • Jake Rouse provided much of the offensive firepower, going 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored.
  • Fontanta was 3-for-4 with two runs in the leadoff position while Archer went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Dorrian 3-for-5.
  • Rigo Beltran tossed six innings, allowing three unearned runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
  • Lynn's bullpen, though, allowed 12 runs on six hits with seven walks and one hit batsmen in three innings.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Beltran's seven strikeouts were his most since May 21, 2016 when he fanned seven against West Florida in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The top of Lynn's lineup went 13-for-23 with five RBIs and five runs scored while the bottom half was 1-for-13 with a run.
  • Dorrian and Rouse extended their streak of reaching base safely to 14 consecutive games while Dorrian's hitting streak stands at seven games and Rouse's five.

UP NEXT:
Lynn takes to the road to battle Rollins College in a three-game series beginning Friday, Mar. 2, at 6 p.m. in Winter Park, Fla.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.