Baseball Speared by Tritons in Extra Innings

Baseball Speared by Tritons in Extra Innings

St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team battled back from a two-run deficit in the middle innings to take a brief lead, but it wasn't enough as the Fighting Knights fell in the first game of a three-game series at Eckerd, 6-5, in 10 innings. Tyler Green homered for the third straight game, marking his fifth long ball of the season.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Eckerd 6, Lynn 5 (10 innings)
Records: Lynn (9-11, 1-6 SSC), Eckerd (9-8, 3-4 SSC)
Location: Turley Sports Complex | St. Petersburg, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads, 42-15 (Eckerd won two of three last season)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Green's home run makes him the first player this season to homer in three consecutive outings, as his two-run shot in the sixth inning leveled the game at 4-4 for the time being. His two RBIs in the game give him six games this season with two-plus runs driven in, the most such games for anyone on the team.
  • Gabe Martinez collected a pair of hits and an RBI for Lynn, driving in the then-go-ahead run in the sixth inning, putting Lynn up 5-4.
  • Patrick Dorrian drove in a run and scored once on the night for the Fighting Knights, finishing the game 1-for-5 to extend his reached-base streak to 20 games to open the season.
  • Willie Seay tallied a first-inning double to drive in a run, accounting for Lynn's lone extra-base hit outside of Green's home run.
  • Anthony Franco started his second game of the season, working 4.2 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk. The righty earned a no decision, striking out five batters in the contest.
  • Billy Facteau came on in relief of Franco in the fifth inning, eventually working his way out of a bases-loaded jam to keep the score at 4-2 and keep the Tritons off the board in the frame.
  • Enrique Perez worked the final 4.1 innings for the Blue and White, scattering three hits and a pair of runs while shouldering the loss. He fanned six batters with just one walk.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Franco and Perez each set new career-highs in single-game strikeouts, each surpassing their previous bests by one punch-out each.
  • Martinez and Seay are currently tied for the longest active hitting streaks on the team at four games apiece.
  • This is the second straight season that Eckerd has won the opening game of the series between the two teams.

UP NEXT:

The two teams take to the diamond once again on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a doubleheader at the Turley Sports Complex. The original start time of game one was moved up two hours from its scheduled start time of 1 p.m. due to the impending forecast.