Tigers' Eight-Run Sixth Inning Sinks Sailfish, 10-5
February 8, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
LIVINGSTONE, Ala. – The Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team got ahead early Sunday afternoon, but an explosion of runs from the University of West Alabama in the sixth inning helped the hosts to a 10-5 victory and sent the Sailfish home winless in the three game set from Tartt Field.
PBA got on the board in the first inning thanks to a run-scoring single by Chris Farrell, who then scored a run of his own in the fourth inning. The decisive sixth inning saw starter Josh Turner (Loss, 0-2) run into a Tigers’ offense that pounded out five total hits while also drawing two walks in the frame, eventually plating eight runs.
UWA would tack two runs on in the bottom of the seventh inning to give them a 10-2 advantage, but the Sailfish once again showed life in the late innings.
After scoring all of their previous runs in the series in the ninth inning, Palm Beach Atlantic mounted a small comeback in the eighth. Pat Kane led the rally off with a single, and after a Farrell walk, Andres Vazquez cracked a double to score Kane. Eddie Vicinanza then drove home his first collegiate run with a groundout to short, and unfortunately the scoring threat would go no further.
Kane wound up leading the ‘Fish with a 3-for-5 day at the plate and also scored a pair of runs, while Farrell finished the game 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action at Rubin Park on Tuesday evening when they play host to Barry University at 6:00 pm.