PBA Bats Chilled at West Alabama, 9-3

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director

Senior Chris Farrell (Pictured) Went 2-for-4 With A Double And Run Scored Friday Afternoon (Photo Credit: David M. Paul).Senior Chris Farrell (Pictured) Went 2-for-4 With A Double And Run Scored Friday Afternoon (Photo Credit: David M. Paul).

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Palm Beach Atlantic baseball played in chilled conditions at the University of West Alabama to start their three-game series on Friday afternoon, failing to get the bats going until it was too late and falling to the Tigers 9-3 from Tartt Field.

After managing only two hits through the first eight innings of the game, PBA strung four straight hits together in the ninth inning for a mini-rally. Andres Vazquez doubled home the first Sailfish run of the year after back-to-back singles by Brian Walker and Chris Farrell. Peter Rivera followed with a two-run single, but that’s where the comeback halted.

West Alabama wasted no time getting on the board, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning off starter Tyler Scheuer (Loss, 0-1). The difference-making inning was the bottom of the third when the hosts scored six runs, four earned, and went up 8-0.

Giving the Sailfish a strong lift on the day were relievers Phil DiLandro and Sean Horner, who each worked two innings. The duo allowed just two baserunners, one via hit and one by walk, while combining for four strikeouts.

Senior Chris Farrell had his first multi-hit of the young season, going 2-for-4 with a double. Freshmen Ryan Johnson and Jake Summey also knocked their first collegiate hits.

Palm Beach Atlantic is back in action Saturday afternoon when they try to get on the winning track against West Alabama at 3:00 pm.

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