Late Inning Comeback Launches Baseball to Victory

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team scored 11 unanswered runs—including eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning—to overcome a large deficit in the early innings and collect a 16-15 win over non-conference opponent Adelphi in Wednesday action at the Lynn Baseball Field. Alec Ojeda hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 on the day with a single, double, triple and home run while driving in three runs and scoring three times.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 16, Adelphi 15
Records: Lynn (13-11), Adelphi (6-4-1)
Location: Lynn Baseball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads, 11-0
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Ojeda's four hits were a career high, and he knocked his first triple and home run of his Lynn career on the day. He drove in runs in three different at-bats, hitting a solo home run in the second inning, ripping an RBI triple down the third-base line in the sixth inning and driving in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a double.
  • Shayne Fontana hit his first home run of the season in a clutch moment for the Blue and White as the center fielder sent a line drive over the right field wall in the eighth inning to knot the score at 15-15.
  • Gabe Martinez hit a home run of his own in the victory, clubbing a grand slam in the eighth inning to narrow the deficit to 15-13 at the time.
  • Tom Archer hit his first home run as a Fighting Knight in the sixth inning, send a two-run homer over the wall in left-center field as part of a three-run inning that began Lynn's unanswered scoring streak.
  • Tyler Green hit his seventh home run of the season in the eighth inning, leading off the frame with a solo blast to left field to jump-start the Fighting Knights' offense in the eight-run inning.
  • Jake Rouse added two hits, two runs, a walk and an RBI in the contest for the Lynn.
  • Victor Danza collected his fourth win out of the bullpen this season, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings for the Fighting Knights to keep Adelphi's offense in check in the late innings.
  • Daniel Nuzzi collected his fourth save of the year and second in as many days, working a perfect ninth inning to preserve the victory.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Ojeda is the second player to hit for the cycle this season for the Fighting Knights, joining Patrick Dorrian who accomplished the feat in a win over Miles.
  • With a third-inning walk, Dorrian extended his reached-base streak to 24 games to open the season. His overall streak is at 31 games dating back to the end of the 2017 season.
  • Martinez's home run extended his active hitting streak to eight games and puts him just one game off of the longest hitting streak of the season by any Lynn player.
  • The Fighting Knights' five home runs in the game are the most in any single game this season, and are the most since the team hit seven home runs against Southern Connecticut State exactly one year ago to the date.
  • Lynn has now homered in seven straight games as a team, its longest streak of the season. The Fighting Knights have at least one home run in 18 of 24 games this season.

UP NEXT:

Lynn returns to action on Friday as it kicks off a three-game series with Sunshine State Conference foe Barry at 3 p.m. at the Lynn Baseball Field.