Nova Southeastern Knocks Off Baseball in Series Opener

Nova Southeastern Knocks Off Baseball in Series Opener

Boca Raton, Fla. – Lynn University's baseball team was unable to keep up with a loaded Nova Southeastern University Sharks squad on Friday afternoon, falling 16-2 in Sunshine State Conference (SSC) play. Alejandro Martinez doubled in Alec Ojeda and Byron Murray in the first to account for the Fighting Knights two runs. 

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Finals: NSU 16, Lynn 2

Records: Nova Southeastern (24-13, 13-9 SSC), Lynn (16-21, 6-16 SSC)

Location: Lynn Baseball Field | Boca Raton, Fla. 

All-Time Series: Florida Tech leads 48-41

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STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Murray hit a ground-rule double in the first, his fifth extra-base hit in eight games, going 1-for-3 with a run scored.  
  • Martinez provided that early spark for Lynn, knocking in two runs on his lone hit of the day.
  • Shayne Fontana went 2-for-4 at the top of the lineup, improving his average to .319. 
  • James Buckley also collected two hits in four plate appearances. 
  • Lynn had 10 hits, but left nine men on base. 
  • A nine-run sixth for NSU shifted the momentum firmly towards NSU as 13 Sharks came to the plate in the frame. 
  • Nova pounded out 20 hits on its way to 16 runs, a season-high in SSC play. 

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Fontana has now reached base safely in 18 straight games. 
  • Murray extends his hitting streak to seven games. 
  • 10 of Nicholis Prather's 11 runs surrendered came via home runs as NSU totaled four on the day.

 

UP NEXT:

Lynn continues a three-game SSC series with Nova Southeastern in Boca Raton tomorrow, April 13 at 1 p.m.