Sailfish Take Down No. 6 Delta State, 4-2
February 7, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
JUPITER, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team scored four runs in the first two innings and used strong pitching to take down No. 6 Delta State University 4-2 on Friday night from Roger Dean Stadium.
It was a tough task Friday night, trying to rebound from an opening night loss by facing the number six team in the country, but 662 Sailfish faithful came out to enjoy the first win of the PBA season.
The night belonged to junior pitcher Kennie Silvestri (Win, 1-0), who spun five innings of sparkling ball before passing the ball off to his bullpen. Silvestri scattered seven hits while striking out two and not issuing a free pass. The combination of Phil DiLandro, Eric Russell, and Dominic Monda (Save, 1) allowed just one hit over the final four innings to shut down the Statesmen.
Andres Vazquez led the PBA charge on offense, going 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks and a run scored. Ethan Perla also knocked out two hits and drove in a crucial run in the three-run second frame. Overall, Palm Beach Atlantic had nine hits on the night and didn’t commit an error on defense.
The Sailfish return to action Saturday afternoon for the second game of the three-game set, beginning at 1 pm on Marlins Field Five of the Roger Dean Complex.