Sailfish Pound Northwood in Weekend Opener on the Diamond
February 26, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director
LAKE WORTH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team opened up what they hope to be a profitable weekend series in West Palm Beach on Friday evening as they welcomed in cross-town rival Northwood University to begin a three-game series. The Sailfish tallied six runs in the second-inning while adding in four more runs in the fourth inning to run away with the victory by a final tally of 13-3 at Dave Manzo Field at Dick Brown Park.
The two squads will suit up again on Saturday, with an 11 a.m. start time at Northwood’s West Palm Beach campus. The double-header will begin with a nine inning game followed by a seven inning contest there after.
Freshman left-hander Alejandro De Moya gave the Sailfish (2-8) a strong first career start on Friday night as he went the necessary five innings to tally the win while allowing only five hits, three runs (two earned), while walking four and striking out five batters. Junior relievers Graham White and Billy Schmidt would follow and tally the final four innings combined with only a combined five hits allowed and no runs. White struck out six in his three innings of work from the left-side while Schmidt sandwiched two hits allowed with three strikeouts in his one inning relief stint.
PBA wasted little time getting on the board against the Seahawks as they tallied a run in the first inning followed by six more in the second inning.
Justin Sizemore lifted a sacrifice fly in the first inning to score Scott Urbanek for the early lead then with the Seahawks tying the game with a run in the top of the second-inning the PBA offense would once again go back to work. Tommy Crews belted a two-run single in the inning while Vasilios Mila and Tony Livelsberger each added in run-scoring base-hits in the inning.
After NU added runs in the third and fourth innings to draw closer, the Blue and White once again went back to work with the bats as they plated four more runs in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.
A run came home to score on a run-scoring single from Urbanek, a balk, an RBI double by Luis Mejia and an unearned run on a Seahawks error.
Mila finished the evening with three RBI’s and a 2-for-5 showing at the plate while Urbanek continued to thrive in the leadoff spot with a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base.
Livelsberger added in a pair of hits while Crews concluded his night with a hit and two RBI’s.