Lantana, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team extended its winning streak to eight games on Monday night as the Fighting Knights rallied in the late innings to knock off New York Institute of Technology by a final score of 8-7 in a non-conference battle at the Santaluces Sports Complex in Lantana.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Scores: Lynn 8, NYIT 7
Records: Lynn 17-11, NYIT 3-6-1
Location: Santaluces Sports Complex | Lantana, Fla.
All-time Series: First ever meeting
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Alejandro Martinez, Gabe Gomez and Thursal White each had two-hit games for the Fighting Knights to lead the offense.
- Gomez drove in two runs and scored once, while White had a run of his own in the contest.
- DJ Daniels drove in a team-high three runs with one swing of the bat, knocking a bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning to recapture the lead for the Blue and White.
- Ben Fagan finished the day 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs for Lynn, while Cal Bocchino added a double in the eighth inning.
- Tyler Zuppa got the start for the Fighting Knights, working 5.0 innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks. He struck out a season-high seven before giving way to Ryan Orender in the sixth inning.
- Orender tossed 2.0 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts, earning his first victory of the season for the Fighting Knights.
- Jonathon Wake worked 2.0 innings to close out the game, earning his first save of the season.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- Lynn has now tied its longest winning streak since 2015 at eight consecutive games.
- With 12 strikeouts in the win, Lynn pitchers broke into the double-digit strikeout column for the first time fifth time this season.
- Fagan's hit was his first of the season, as were his two RBIs.
- Wake has now recorded one save in each of his four seasons at Lynn.
Lynn in back in action on Friday at 6 p.m. when it travels to Florida Southern for a key Sunshine State Conference battle with the Mocs.