Sailfish Bats Erupt for 20 Runs in Blowout Win Over LIU Post
March 12, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
LANTANA, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University offense was due for an eruption. After struggling to score runs in two of their three games over the weekend at No. 13-ranked (NAIA) St. Thomas University, the Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team took out their frustrations out on Long Island (N.Y.) University Post on Tuesday evening with a 20-6 win at the Santaluces Complex.
The Sailfish (13-6) blew open what was a close game thru four innings into a route as PBA plated a season-high 10 runs in the fifth inning to stretch their advantage to 14-0. They would add two more runs in the sixth inning and a four-spot in the seventh to move ahead 20-0.
LIU Post (4-8) got on the board in the eighth and ninth innings when they plated four runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to close out the game with a 20-6 final score.
The blowout win for PBA somewhat overshadowed a solid outing on the mound from senior left-hander Alejandro De Moya (Win, 2-0) who went a solid six innings of work in his first start of the season. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native posted three strikeouts and scattered six hits while not allowing a run or walk.
Freshmen Phil DiLandro and Matt Bell each recorded time on the mound following De Moya with DiLandro registering a perfect seventh inning of scoreless work.
The PBA offense rattled off 18 hits in the win while also taking advantage of 13 LIU Post base on balls and five hit batsman.
Leading the way offensively was junior Andres Vazquez who finished 4-for-4 with three runs driven in while freshman Sean Visconti chipped in a 3-for-4 night with four runs driven home and three runs scored. The Wilmette, Illinois native also walked twice.
Ryan Gerber added in a hit, four walks and a pair of runs scored from the leadoff spot while Bobby Kissner, Matt Perkowski and Ethan Perla all produced multi-hit games. Perla and Anthony Ortiz each drove in a pair of runs.
The Fish return to action quickly with another game at the Santaluces Complex on Wednesday as they will take on the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown at 4 pm. The game can be heard live on the Sailfish Sports Network.