Orender On Fire in Baseball’s 8-3 Win over Caldwell

Orender On Fire in Baseball’s 8-3 Win over Caldwell

LANTANA, Fla. –  Lynn University's baseball team received an outstanding pitching performance from senior Ryan Orender, who struck out nine over 7.0 innings, to lead it to an 8-3 non-conference win on Monday against Caldwell University. James Buckley homered to help the Fighting Knights offensive effort, his second consecutive game with a home run. 

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Lynn 8, Caldwell 3

Records: Lynn (14-8, 4-5 SSC), Caldwell (2-2)

Location:Santaluces Athletic Complex | Lantana, Fla.  

All-Time Series: Lynn leads 2-0

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STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Buckley made his only hit count, launching a two-run shot over the right field fence in the sixth to provide insurance for Lynn.
  • Orender settled down immediately after giving up two runs in the first, scattering five hits and striking out nine hitters over 7.0 innings of work. 
  • Josh LaPrest had two RBI and two hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. 
  • Seth Hojnacki pinch-hit in the ninth and picked up his first RBI of the season with a single down the left field line. 
  • Tanner Alvarado and Ben Fagan also collected one RBI and one hit with Alvarado scoring two runs. 

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Orender retired nine straight batters from the second through the fourth innings, which included him striking out the side swinging in the third. 
  • Buckley's long ball ties him with Anthony Sanabria for the team and conference-lead with five a piece. 
  • Lynn is 9-3 in non-conference games this season. 
  • The Blue and White were considered the home team for this game although it was played away from their home field at a neutral site. 

 

UP NEXT:

Lynn continues its non-conference slate with a matchup back on its home field tomorrow, March 12, at 3 p.m., taking on Adelphi University.