Sailfish Struggle Against Lions, Fall 12-3

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Ryan Gerber (Pictured) Finished the Night 2-for-4 With A Run Scored On Friday NightRyan Gerber (Pictured) Finished the Night 2-for-4 With A Run Scored On Friday Night

Box Score

LANTANA, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic dropped another tough one on Friday night at the hands of the Saint Leo Lions, who roughed up the Sailfish ace and ran away with a 12-3 victory from the Santaluces Baseball Complex.

After a first inning home run put the Lions ahead, Saint Leo scored five runs, four unearned, in the third inning to distance themselves from the Sailfish. Starter Nic Kovacs worked seven innings, but allowed eight runs (four earned) on ten hits.

The offense was held in check for most of the night by Saint Leo starter Brent Krauss, who tossed a complete game, gave up two earned runs, and struck out 11. PBA missed a few key opportunities early on, leaving six runners on base for the game, and Krauss grew stronger as the game grew longer.

The top of the order was once again the key for Palm Beach Atlantic’s offense, with the trio of Ryan Gerber, Sean Visconti, and Joel Buchko combining for five of the PBA eight hits. Gerber and Visconti were each 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Visconti and Buchko each had an RBI.

The Sailfish and the Lions square up again tomorrow afternoon, starting at noon, at Palm Beach Gardens High School. The two will play a classic twin-bill to wrap up the season series.

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