Winter Park, Fla. – It was a tale of two games on Saturday afternoon as the Lynn University baseball team split a doubleheader against Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins at Alfond Stadium, taking game one by a final score of 4-1 behind a 13-hit attack before being no-hit in the second game of the doubleheader en route to a 7-0 loss.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Game 1 – Lynn 4, Rollins 1; Game 2 – Rollins 7, Lynn 0
Records: Lynn (8-9, 1-5 SSC), Rollins (8-7, 2-1 SSC)
Location: Alfond Stadium | Winter Park, Fla.
All-Time Series: Rollins leads, 45-37-1 (Rollins won two of three in season series)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Game 1
- The Fighting Knights posted 13 hits in the first game of the day, with six players recording two hits apiece in the contest.
- Patrick Dorrian led the way with a pair of doubles in the victory, driving in a run in the fifth inning.
- Jake Rouse added two hits and a double of his own and scored the game's first run after coming in to score on an RBI base hit by Alejandro Martinez. He later scored on an RBI single by Joe Argumedo.
- Alec Ojeda recorded Lynn's other extra-base hit with a double of his own en route to a two-hit day.
- Rigo Beltran tossed the best game of his career for the Blue and White, working 6.0 innings and allowing just one run on two hits and four walks with career-high 10 strikeouts. Three of his walks came in the same inning, though he worked out of a bases-loaded jam to keep Rollins scoreless for the time being.
- Enrique Perez earned his first save of the season with 3.0 perfect innings to end the game, striking out four in the process.
- Lynn's 14 strikeouts as a pitching staff were the most in a game since 2016, when the team struck out 16 batters against then-No. 5 Tampa.
- Game 2
- The back end of the doubleheader did not bode as well for the Lynn offense, as the team was held hitless for the first time under head coach Rudy Garbalosa.
- The defense turned a pair of double plays in the loss, though a season-high four errors were committed.
- Philip Quinn was charged with the loss, working 2.0 innings and allowing three runs on three hits and a walk.
- Ryan Orender worked 1.1 innings of relief, allowing three runs—one earned—on three hits.
- Victor Danza was effective in relief, tossing 3.0 innings with just one unearned run allowed while striking out four batters.
- Alec Hernandez finished the game on the mound for Lynn, working 1.2 scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- More than 50 percent of Dorrian's hits this season have gone for extra bases, as he notched his fifth and sixth doubles of the season.
- Lynn had a stretch of eight straight games with an extra-base hit snapped in game two of the twin bill.
- Game two was the first time Lynn had been shut out this season and only the third time in the last five seasons.
The Fighting Knights get back on the diamond on Tuesday night when they take on Ohio Valley in a neutral-site matchup at Kissimmee Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.