West Palm Beach, Fla. – The Lynn University baseball team jumped out to an early lead, but Palm Beach Atlantic's bats got hot in the middle innings as the Sailfish took game one of the three-day series, 10-6, under the lights of the Rinker Athletic Campus and J.M. Rubin Park. Tom Archer and Shayne Fontana each had three-hit nights, while Patrick Dorrian hit his team-leading 17th home run.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: PBA 10, Lynn 6
Records: Lynn 22-26 (9-19 SSC), PBA 24-24 (12-16 SSC)
Location: J.M. "Jake" Rubin Park | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads, 40-27
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Archer's 3-for-5 day paced the Blue and White at the top of the order, as the lead-off man scored twice in the contest.
- Fontana tallied a 3-for-4 night at the dish, driving in two runs in the loss. He also stole his ninth base of the season and had his fourth triple of the year.
- Dorrian hit a two-strike, two-out home run to cut the deficit in half in the seventh inning, giving him 17 home runs and 56 RBIs on the season. He finished the day 2-for-4 and tied a season-high with eight assists in the field.
- Jake Rouse and Willie Seay each added base hits of their own, while Joe Argumedo drew the only walk of the game for the Fighting Knights' offense.
- Daniel Nuzzi worked 5-plus innings, taking the loss as he allowed seven runs on 13 hits.
- Jake Buxbaum worked 2.0 scoreless innings to wrap up the game, allowing just one hit and one walk with a strikeout.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- Dorrian has reached base safely in all 47 games he has played this season, extending his streak with a base hit in his second plate appearance of the day.
- Archer now has nine games this season with three or more hits, tied with Dorrian for most on the team.
- Rouse is currently on a four-game hitting streak, the longest active streak on the squad.
- Fontana has reached base safely in each of his last eight games.
The two teams do battle once more on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Rinker Athletic Campus on J.M. Rubin Field.