Baseball’s Eighth-Inning Rally Sinks Tars

Baseball’s Eighth-Inning Rally Sinks Tars

Boca Raton, Fla. – Lynn University's baseball team showed its resilient spirit once again on Saturday afternoon, scoring five runs in the eighth to propel itself to a 9-6 defeat of the Rollins College Tars in Sunshine State Conference (SSC) play. Anthony Sanabria put Lynn in front with a double to right before Tom Archer broke it open with a three-run homer to left, securing the Blue and White's first home SSC win of the season.



Final: Lynn 9, Rollins 6

Records: Lynn (9-6, 2-3 SSC), Rollins (9-5, 1-1 SSC)

Location: Lynn Baseball Field| Boca Raton, Fla.

All-Time Series: Rollins leads 46-33-1

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  • Rollins wasted little time in getting ahead for the second straight game, scoring a run in the first to go in front 1-0.
  • Joe Argumedo helped the Fighting Knights answer in the bottom half, lacing a two-run double down the left field line to put Lynn ahead 2-1.
  • Joshua LaPrest knocked in Cal Bocchino on an RBI single in the next at-bat as the Blue and White plated three in the first.
  • The Tars retook the lead in the third, scoring three in the frame to pull in front 4-3.
  • A Bocchino RBI single scored Shayne Fontana, who reached on an error, to knot the game back at 4-all.
  • Lynn found its offensive rhythm in the eighth, exploding for five runs in the inning to take a commanding 9-4 advantage into the final frame.
  • In the eighth, Anthony Sanabria ripped a two-run double down the right field line to score Joe Argumedo.
  • Archer then came to the dish and didn't disappoint, snapping a 0-for-8 stretch at the plate with a three-run homer to left. Alec Ojeda came around to score on a wild pitch with Fontana at the dish to put Lynn up five.
  • Rollins got two runs back, making the score 9-6, before Alec Hernandez finished off the game for Lynn, evening the weekend series at 1-all.
  • Kendrick Pico was excellent in relief of starter Samuel Beck, going 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out two for his first win of the season.



  • Through ten games at Lynn University Field, the Fighting Knights and their opponents have combined for 25 home runs.
  • Lynn improves to 8-2 at home.
  • The Fighting Knights' 4-7 hitters had seven of the team's ten hits.
  • Six of Lynn's nine wins have come in relief.
  • Archer's long ball was his first of the season and seventh of his career.



Tied at 1-1, the Fighting Knights conclude their three-game weekend series with Rollins tomorrow, March 3 at 12:00 p.m.