Kovacs Dominates Bucs, Sailfish Roll To 4-0 Victory

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Senior Nic Kovacs (Pictured) Dominated The Barry Buccaneers On Friday Night, Tallying Six Strikeouts En Route To His Sixth Complete Game Of The SeasonSenior Nic Kovacs (Pictured) Dominated The Barry Buccaneers On Friday Night, Tallying Six Strikeouts En Route To His Sixth Complete Game Of The Season

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MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Nic Kovacs was brilliant on Friday night, tossing a complete game, five-hit shutout over the Barry Buccaneers, and leading Palm Beach Atlantic to a 4-0 win over their South Florida rivals from Feinbloom Field.

Kovacs (Win, 6-4) needed just 82 pitches to slice and dice through the Barry lineup, surrendering just one base hit after the fourth inning, and two base runners total (via hit batsman) over the last five stanzas. The senior right-hander struck out six, did not allow a walk, notched his sixth complete game of the season, and did not allow a single Buccaneer to reach second base.

The offense came alive in the middle innings for their ace. Matt Perkowski hit his first home run of the year, a moon-shot of a ball hit to deep left-center field, to account for a run in the third. The fourth inning started with an error and four straight singles, with Karl Kapinos’ two-run bleeder through the right side contributing to two more runs. In the fifth inning, Joel Buchko singled home Sean Visconti after the rookie smacked his second triple of the season to left-center field.

Visconti finished the game with three hits, while Andres Vazquez also notched a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.

With Kovacs breezing through the Barry lineup, and the Bucs’ starter only walking one, the game lasted a measly two hours and nine minutes.

The two squads will square off again tomorrow, with game one slated to start at noon. You can catch all the action on the live broadcast at pbasailfish.com.

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