Baseball Buries Bucs in Series Opener

Baseball Buries Bucs in Series Opener

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team picked up its fifth straight victory on Friday afternoon, knocking off Sunshine State Conference rival Barry by a final score of 11-6. The victory snapped Barry's eight-game winning streak, and moved the Fighting Knights into a tie for the third-highest win total in the SSC.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Scores: Lynn 11, Barry 6
Records: Lynn14-11 (4-6 SSC), Barry 12-12 (1-6 SSC)
Location: Lynn Baseball Field | Boca Raton, Fla
All-time Series: Barry leads, 59-49-3 (Teams split four games last season, 2-2)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Patrick Dorrian helped power the offense on the day, registering a 4-for-5 performance with two doubles, three runs and three runs batted in.  He drove in runs in the first, fifth and eighth innings en route to his third four-hit game of the season.
  • Tom Archer homered for the second game in a row, chasing Barry's starting pitcher in the seventh inning with a solo home run to left field that extended Lynn's lead at the time to 5-2. Archer reached base and scored three times, adding a pair of hit-by-pitches to his line.
  • Gabe Martinez notched his second three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-5 out of the No. 2 spot in the order. The senior scored twice on the day for the Blue and White's offense.
  • Shayne Fontana continued his solid play of late, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. He collected his third triple of the season in the sixth inning, clubbing a ball high off the wall in center field.
  • Anthony Franco earned his first win as a Fighting Knight, posting a quality start with 6.0 innings pitched and just two earned runs allowed. He scattered four hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
  • Enrique Perez pitched a pair of scoreless and hitless innings, striking out four of the seven batters he faced.
  • Billy Facteau worked 0.2 innings, allowing no hits and just a walk, though the Bucs tallied four unearned runs in the process. Alec Hernandez finished the game with 0.1 innings of work.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Dorrian extended his on-base streak to 25 games to open the season and now has eight games with multiple RBIs and 11 games with multiple hits.
  • Martinez has tied Dorrian for the longest hitting streak of the season at nine games, while Fontana has an eight-game hitting streak of his own and Archer is sitting at seven games.
  • Lynn's five-game winning streak is its longest of the season, and the team has now won three straight SSC contests.

UP NEXT:

The two teams face off in game two of the series on Saturday afternoon at the Lynn Baseball Field. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.