Murray Homers in Baseball’s Defeat at No. 2 Tampa

Murray Homers in Baseball’s Defeat at No. 2 Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Lynn University's baseball team hung tough with the second-ranked University of Tampa Spartans on Friday night, but was ultimately defeated in Sunshine State Conference (SSC) play 3-2 in the series opener. Byron Murray, making his second-career appearance, launched a second-inning homerun which gave the Fighting Knights the lead. 

 

INSIDE THE RACE:

Final: Tampa 3, Lynn 2

Records:Tampa (24-6, 10-3 SSC), Lynn (15-16, 5-1 SSC)

Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.   

All-Time Series: Tampa leads 75-24

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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Murray went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two walks, hitting a 2-RBI long ball in the second inning to put Lynn up 2-1.
  • Despite taking the loss, Nicholis Prather (3-5) delivered a solid start on the bump, going 6.0 innings and allowing three earned runs, striking out four. 
  • Victor Danza pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth inning to maintain the one-run deficit. 
  • Tyler Beck earned a two-inning save to finish off Lynn for the Spartans, his sixth of the season.

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Murray becomes the 13th different Fighting Knight to homer this season.
  • Lynn has now lost three straight games in SSC play. 
  • The Blue and White's three hits are a season-low. 

 

UP NEXT:

Lynn takes on the Spartans again tomorrow, Saturday March 30, for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.