Buckley and Buxbaum Bring Baseball to Series Win over Rollins

Buckley and Buxbaum Bring Baseball to Series Win over Rollins

Boca Raton, Fla. – Lynn University's baseball team edged the visiting Rollins College Tars on Sunday afternoon, 6-5, to complete the 2-1 series victory, taking games two and three after falling in the opener. Jake Buxbaum notched a two-inning save to preserve the Blue and White's one-run cushion with James Buckley throwing out the tying runner from right field to end the eighth.   

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Lynn 6, Rollins 5

Records: Lynn (10-6, 3-3 SSC), Rollins (9-6, 1-2 SSC)

Location: Lynn Baseball Field| Boca Raton, Fla.

All-Time Series: Rollins leads 46-34-1

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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn scored first for the first time this weekend, exploding for three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
  • After three straight walks from Rollins' starter Garrett Leonard, Cal Bocchino laced a two-run single down the right field line to score Alejandro Martinez and Shayne Fontana.
  • A Joe Argumedo double-play groundout scored Martinez to give Lynn a three-run cushion.
  • The Tars answered quickly, plating three in the fifth to even the score at 3-3.
  • Anthony Sanabria homered to left center to lead off the fifth and Alec Ojeda produced a sacrifice fly to score Buckley, putting Lynn back on top, ahead 5-3.
  • Rollins scored one in both the sixth and seventh innings to once again tie the score, this time at 5-all.
  • Ojeda delivered the big hit for the Fighting Knights in the seventh, scoring Sanabria on an RBI single which hit off the third base bag.
  • Buxbaum picked up his second save of the season, throwing two scoreless innings, while Anthony Franco earned his third career win.

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Through 11 games at Lynn University Field, the Fighting Knights and their opponents have combined for 26 home runs.
  • Lynn improves to 9-2 at home.
  • Fontana and Sanabria are tied for third in the SSC with four home runs each.
  • Fontana's 21 runs are tied for second-best in the SSC.
  • The Fighting Knights three double-plays in the game, becoming the second SSC team to accomplish that this season, joining Florida Southern on Feb. 23.
  • This is the first SSC series win of the season for Lynn and its first over Rollins since 2017.
  • Seven of Lynn's ten wins have come in relief.

 

UP NEXT:

Lynn will take a break from its conference schedule, taking on Wilmington and Concordia (N.Y.) March 4-5, respectively, before another weekend home SSC series with Eckerd on March 8-9.