Baseball Masters Hitting Stroke in Doubleheader Sweep at Augusta

Baseball Masters Hitting Stroke in Doubleheader Sweep at Augusta

Augusta, Ga. – Lynn University's baseball team exploded for 21 combined runs in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Augusta University on Saturday, winning 13-12 and 8-3 in seven innings, respectively. Alejandro Martinez homered in both games and Shayne Fontana had a combined five hits and five runs scored to set the table for the Fighting Knight attack.

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Finals: Lynn 13 Augusta 12, Lynn 8, Augusta 3 (7)

Records: Lynn (18-26), Augusta (18-30)

Location: Jaguar Field | Augusta, Ga.

All-Time Series: Lynn leads 4-1

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STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Martinez showed his power, teeing off on Augusta pitching to the tune of two homers and six RBI in the two games combined. 
  • Fontana finished the day 5-for-9 with five runs scored and five knocks, driving in two runs in the opener.
  • Byron Murray collected four hits, including a double and a triple, batting in the clean-up spot, going 2-for-4 in each game with a run scored, adding two RBI in game one. 
  • Misael Castillo (3-1) was hitting his spots in game two, going 5.0 innings and giving up just one earned run, scattering six hits to earn the win. 
  • Lynn hit three homers in the second game with Tom Archer and James Buckley both going deep to add to Martinez' first inning big fly. 

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Both wins snap a 10-game losing streak as the Blue and White pick up their first wins in April.
  • Martinez' two homers bring his season total to 8, overtaking Fontana for the team-lead.
  • Fontana increases his team-best runs scored to 46 on the season, tied-fourth in the SSC.
  • Murray continues to produce since being available for head coach Rudy Garbalosa's men, reaching base safely for his 11th and 12th games in 14 contests played. 
  • Lynn will be looking for its second three-game sweep of the season on Sunday and its first since a three-game sweep of Tuskegee, February 8-9. 

 

UP NEXT: 

The Fighting Knights complete their three-game series in Georgia tomorrow, taking on Augusta at noon.