PBA Can't Overcome Three Run Fifth Inning, Fall To FIT 4-2

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Senior Ryan Drew (Pictured) Went 3-for-4 To Lead The Sailfish Offense On Friday Night.Senior Ryan Drew (Pictured) Went 3-for-4 To Lead The Sailfish Offense On Friday Night.

Box Score

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic’s baseball team fell victim to a Florida Tech three-run fifth that proved to be too much to overcome on Friday night, knocking down the Sailfish 4-2 from Seminick Hall Field.

The Panthers got five base hits off of Kenny Silvestri (Loss, 2-2) in the decisive fifth frame that led to those three runs. The Sailfish offense would come right back to cut the lead in half with two runs in the top of the sixth, but were unable to get the clutch hit late in the game.

PBA left 14 runners on base for the game while Florida Tech left only three. The Sailfish outhit the hosts 11-7, and played errorless ball while the Panthers had three miscues.

The pitching staff gave a valiant effort, with Silvestri being tagged for all four runs. Phil DiLandro came out of the bullpen to toss two innings and allowed just one hit, while Robbie Pettet retired the only hitter he faced.

Clearly there were some good nights on the offensive side, with four players notching multi-hit games. Ethan Perla, Joel Buchko, and Chris Farrell each racked up 2-for-4 nights, while senior Ryan Drew led the way with a 3-for-4 game.

Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Saturday afternoon with a double-header against Florida Tech, starting at noon.

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