Sailfish Keep Rolling With Victory Over Adelphi University at Home
March 10, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
LAKE WORTH, Fla.- Continuing their recent string of success, the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team pushed their recent winning streak to four games after completing a 10-5 victory over visiting Adelphi University on Monday evening.
Adelphi opened the game by tallying a first-inning run off PBA starter Buddy Fisher (Pompano Beach, Fla.), however that lead would be short lived. No stranger to producing early runs of late, the Sailfish offense jumped all over Adelphi pitchers Mike McLasky and Mike Bartlett to the tune of five runs in the first inning followed up by three more runs in the second inning.
Run-scoring singles from Zach Grau (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Tony Liveslberger (Hanover, Pa.), and Josh Santos (Miramar, Fla.) highlighted the first inning hitting heroics for the Fish and put the game back in the hands of the home team.
Two-run doubles by both Joaquin Valdes (Miami, Fla.) and Santos gave the Sailfish a commanding lead in the second inning while Fisher got in a groove on the mound.
While not dominant, Fisher did prove to be effective as the right-hander earned his third victory of the season against two defeats by tossing six innings and allowing only two earned runs while issuing two walks and producing two strikeouts.
Billy Schmidt, a two-sport standout for Palm Beach Atlantic in baseball as well as cross country, came on to record the final two innings of work and allowed only one hit while adding in three strikeouts to close out the contest.
Big performances at the plate were a plenty for PBA as leadoff man and senior second-baseman Mariano Jimenez (Bradenton, Fla.) paced the 11-hit PBA attack with three base-knocks while coming around to score three times as well.
Santos finished the day 2-5 as the freshman catcher collected team-high honors with three runs driven in. Valdes also finished the evening 2-5 at the plate while playing stellar defense at first-base. Zach Grau and Jimenez each registered a pair of stolen bases to aide the top portion of the Sailfish order.