Barry University Bats Spoil Sailfish Senior Night in Slugfest

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

The PBA Baseball Seniors Gather Together for a Picture with Their Families Before Tuesday Evening's Final Home Game of 2010. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. The PBA Baseball Seniors Gather Together for a Picture with Their Families Before Tuesday Evening's Final Home Game of 2010. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

LAKE WORTH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team hosted their final home game of the 2010 season on Tuesday evening at Dave Manzo Field as they welcomed in Barry University. After a nice ceremony that honored PBA’s eight seniors before the game, the Barry University hitters came ready to play as they jumped out early and held on late for a 19-11 slugfest victory over the Sailfish.

Needing a victory to wrap up the season series, the Buccaneers (30-16) won their 30th game of the season while earning a 3-out-4 against the Sailfish (17-21) this season.

Senior Buddy Fisher earned the start for Palm Beach Atlantic and although he has had a solid senior campaign on the mound, tonight would not be one of those nights as the Pompano Beach, Florida native allowed eight hits and eight runs while working into the third inning. Six more Sailfish pitcher’s would follow while the Bucs used five pitchers on the night.

Barry jumped out early with two runs in the first inning followed by two more runs in the second inning to move ahead 3-0. The big inning came in the third inning as BU third-baseman Matt Petty launched a grand-slam as a part of an eight-run inning to put the game out of reach.

PBA third-baseman Luis Mejia would get his team closer with a two-run homerun of his own in the bottom of the frame however it wouldn’t be enough. PBA added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as senior Scott Urbanek connected for a two-run triple and Mejia added in a RBI single.

The Bucs would scored one run each in the fifth and sixth innings then pull out an even bigger lead once again with a six spot in the top of the seventh inning.

The Sailfish tallied five runs in the ninth inning including a solo homerun from sophomore Stephen Fowler. Urbanek added a two-run double in the inning while Tony Livelsberger posted a two-run single to cap the scoring.

Tyler King went the necessary five innings for Barry to earn the win as he allowed eight hits and five runs while walking two and striking out two batters to improve to 6-1 on the season. Fisher drops to 2-5 for PBA.

The top of the lineup did the majority of the damage for PBA with Vasilios Mila and Mejia doing the biggest damage along with Urbanek. Urbanek finished 2-for-5 with four runs batted in and three runs scored. Mila was 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Mejia drove in three and scored one. Jonny Herrera was 2-for-3 at the plate as well.

The Fish will wrap up their 2010 slate with a weekend series against Rollins College this weekend in Winter Park, Florida. The Sailfish and Tars will battle beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday night then get together for a double-header on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

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