Winter Park, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team dropped its series-opening game at Rollins on Friday night by a final score of 7-1, with the team's only run coming on a sixth-inning home run by Patrick Dorrian. The Fighting Knights suffer their fourth consecutive loss in the defeat and fall below .500 for the first time this season.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Rollins 7, Lynn 1
Records: Lynn (7-8, 0-4 SSC), Rollins (7-6, 1-0 SSC)
Location: Alfond Stadium | Winter Park, Fla.
All-Time Series: Rollins leads, 44-36-1 (Rollins won two of three in 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Dorrian tallied the only multi-hit game for the Blue and White, adding a base hit to his home run. His seven home runs are tied for the second-highest total in Division II to date and top the Sunshine State Conference.
- Shayne Fontana recorded the team's only other extra-base hit, knocking a double in the fifth inning and adding a walk in the third inning.
- Tyler Green added a base hit and a walk for Lynn, moving him to the second-highest walk total on the team this season.
- Anthony Franco took the loss for the Fighting Knights, working a career-high 6.0 innings in his first career start, allowing seven runs—six earned—on nine hits and two walks. He struck out four, but allowed a pair of home runs.
- Billy Facteau and Victor Danza worked scoreless innings to close out the game, each walking a batter and striking out one.
- Brian Brooker did a majority of the damage for the Rollins offense, hitting two home runs and driving in six runs in the contest.
- The Tars' Cameron Enck picked up the win, working seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and a pair of walks.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- Dorrian's seven home runs are just two shy of his 2017 home run total though the Fighting Knights have played just 15 games thus far.
- Fontana's double was his fourth of the season and second in his last four games. The junior transfer has a hit in back-to-back games and is batting .326 on the year.
- The team's four total hits are the fewest in a game this season, its previous low being five in a loss at Columbus State.
- Lynn is 0-2 in night games this season, scoring just four combined runs while striking out twice as much as in day games.
Lynn closes out the series with a doubleheader on Saturday against the Tars. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. as Alfond Stadium.