Augusta, Ga. – The Lynn University baseball team avenged a one-run loss on Friday night with a pair of convincing victories on Saturday afternoon, never trailing as they took game one 5-2 before winning game two 9-2. The wins snapped a nine-game skid for the Fighting Knights.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Game 1 – Lynn 5, Augusta 2; Game 2 – Lynn 9, Augusta 2
Records: Lynn 22-25, Augusta 15-33
Location: Lake Olmstead Stadium | Augusta, Ga.
Series History: Lynn won the first-ever series, 2-1
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Game 1
- Patrick Dorrian powered the offense with a three-run home run in the third inning, hitting it opposite field to put the game's first runs on the board. He also drew two walks in the victory.
- Shayne Fontana followed Dorrian's home run with one of his own, giving Lynn back-to-back home runs and a 4-0 lead. He finished the game 2-for-4.
- Tyler Green had a two-hit game, as did Alec Ojeda. Each finished the game 2-for-4, with Ojeda scoring once.
- Rigo Beltran tossed 7.0 innings, allowing just four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He turned in yet another quality start as only two earned runs crossed the plate.
- Billy Facteau earned his first career save, pitching 2.0 innings in relief of Beltran and allowing just two hits with a pair of strikeouts.
- Game 2
- The bats came to life in game two, as Lynn scored nine runs on 16 hits over seven innings. Six batters had two hits or more, led by Ojeda's 3-for-4 performance.
- Fontana homered for the second game in a row, clubbing a solo shot in the fourth inning as part of a 2-for-4 game for the junior. He drove in two more runs with a base hit and sacrifice fly.
- Willie Seay hit his eighth home run of the year—a two-run blast—before Alejandro Martinez followed with a home run, giving Lynn back-to-back homers for the second game in a row.
- Gabe Gomez had a 2-for-3 day at the plate, driving in a run as he got the nod at first base in the nightcap.
- Dorrian had two hits and three runs in game two of the doubleheader, leading the team in the run column.
- Jake Rouse added two hits and two runs to go along with an RBI for Lynn, while Tom Archer tallied a hit out of the leadoff spot.
- Enrique Perez was efficient, striking out a career-high 11 batters over 7.0 innings for a complete game. He allowed just two runs on nine hits with no walks.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- Perez's 11 strikeouts were the most by a single pitcher for Lynn this season and most in a single game in nearly two years to the date as Donovan Armas struck out 13 against Barry on April 29, 2016.
- Dorrian extended his reached-base streak once again, sitting at 46 games this season after reaching base safely in both ends of the twin bill. His five triples this season are the most by a Fighting Knight since Daniel Flores had five in 2009.
- Ojeda is currently riding a four-game hitting streak, the longest active streak on the team.
- Beltran completed 7.0 innings in a start for the fifth time this season and leads the team with 79.2 innings pitched.
Lynn closes out the season with a three-game series against Sunshine State Conference foe Palm Beach Atlantic. The series opens on Friday at J.M. Rubin Park with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.