PBA Drops 2015 Opener to Lynn, 4-0
February 3, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team opened up the 2015 season to great fanfare on Tuesday night, hosting Palm Beach County rival Lynn University in front of a capacity crowd at the newly christened Rubin Park at the Rinker Athletic Campus. Unfortunately, the Fighting Knights spoiled the opener, taking down the Sailfish 4-0 in front of the ‘Fish faithful.
The game began as a pitcher’s duel, with PBA’s Josh Turner (Loss, 0-1) looking sharp early. The junior, in his first season in the blue and white, struck out five batters through the first two innings and pitched deep into the night. The newcomer gave up just one run in 6 1/3, but that was all Lynn would need.
On the flip side, the Fighting Knight’s combination of Max Watt and Bill Mendek (Win, 1-0) were equally as sharp, striking out 15 for the game while surrendering six hits. Palm Beach Atlantic threatened on two different occasions, but was unable to get any two-out magic.
Lynn’s three-run outburst in the seventh inning all but sealed the game, as Mendek racked up four strikeouts over the final six outs to end the contest.
In his first time on the field since the 2013 season, redshirt-sophomore Sean Visconti went 2-for-4 with two singles and a stolen base. Senior Jason Webb had the lone extra-base hit for the Sailfish with a fifth-inning double.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Friday, February 6th when they travel north to take on the University of West Alabama at 2 pm.