Bobcats Halt Sailfish Winning Streak at Six Games with 7-4 Wednesday Win

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

Buddy Fisher (Pictured) Went Seven Innings on Wednesday Evening but was Tagged with the Loss. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Buddy Fisher (Pictured) Went Seven Innings on Wednesday Evening but was Tagged with the Loss. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Playing their third game in as many days including back-to-back contests in Miami Gardens, the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team had their recent winning streak snapped by St. Thomas University on Wednesday evening as the Bobcats tallied a 7-4 win to even up the season series between the two clubs at one win apiece.

Sailfish senior starting pitcher Buddy Fisher had another solid outing as he limited the STU offense to only four hits in seven innings but was hurt by some defensive miscues by the PBA defense. Fisher worked into the eighth inning with the score tied at 4-4 however a three-run homerun by STU’s Nestor Rincon put the game at a 7-4 tally in favor of the Bobcats.

Palm Beach Atlantic (8-10) fell behind 1-0 in the second inning but came back to tie the score in the top of the third inning when Scott Urbanek singled home Jonny Herrera. STU would retake the lead in the bottom of the third inning as Alvaro Bastos delivered a RBI single after an error earlier in the inning.

The Sailfish would answer in the top of the fourth inning to once again re-tie the score at 2-2 with a long double from catcher Keith Clabaugh only to see STU come back for two more runs in the bottom of the inning.

PBA would scratch their way back to a tie score at 4-4 with a pair of runs in the seventh inning as Herrera contributed a RBI double while Urbanek added in another run-scoring single.

Rincon’s long-ball in the bottom of the eighth would be the final scoring for either team as Ali Salazar came on in the ninth inning for St. Thomas to nail down a one-two-three inning for the save.

The win pushes STU to a 14-14 record on the season while PBA moves to 8-10.

After the busy week of action, the Sailfish will be off until Tuesday, March 23rd when they host Nova Southeastern University for a 6 p.m. contest at Dave Manzo Field at Dick Brown Park.

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