Kissimmee, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team suffered a late loss on Tuesday evening, falling 11-10 to Ohio Valley University in a lengthy affair at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee. The Fighting Knights registered 16 hits in the contest, but it was not enough as Ohio Valley scored five times in the bottom of the ninth inning to walk off winners.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Ohio Valley 11, Lynn 10
Records: Lynn (8-10), Ohio Valley (9-4)
Location: Osceola County Park | Kissimmee, Fla.
All-Time Series: First-ever meeting
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Tom Archer led the offensive attack, getting on base in five of his six plate appearances and scoring twice. The junior racked up three hits and was hit by a pitch twice.
- Jake Rouse tallied three hits of his own and scored twice in the contest, marking his second three-hit game of the season.
- Gabe Martinez homered for the second time this season, launching a two-run shot in the first inning to give Lynn an early lead. He added another hit and a walk later in the game to finish the day 2-for-5 at the plate.
- Tyler Green hit his third long ball of the season, hitting a no-doubt three-run home run to left field in the seventh inning that gave Lynn an 8-6 lead.
- Alejandro Martinez had a pair of hits including a double as the catcher drove in a pair of runs on the day. He also threw out the only base stealer against him on the evening.
- Alec Hernandez shouldered the loss, allowing a lone unearned run in 0.2 innings. He allowed one hit with a pair of strikeouts.
- Tyler Zuppa turned in his best outing of the season, working 5.0 innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts. He earned a no decision in the contest, exiting the game with the score tied at 3-3.
- Billy Facteau worked just 0.1 innings, allowing three unearned runs before Enrique Perez came in and shut the door for 1.2 innings. Perez allowed just one hit while striking out one with no walks.
- Daniel Nuzzi pitched 1.0 inning, allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- The Fighting Knights have homered in five of the six stadiums at which they have played this season.
- Lynn entered the day with a record of 4-0 when scoring 10 or more runs.
- Patrick Dorrian has reached base safely in all 18 games this season; he is the only Lynn player to do so after getting hit by a pitch in the third inning of the game.
- Clocking in at 3:50 in length, it was Lynn's longest game of the season.
Lynn returns to action on Wednesday afternoon, taking on Wilmington (N.J.) in a non-conference battle at the Lynn Baseball Field. First pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m.