PBA Rally Falls Short at No. 15 FIT, 6-3
March 31, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic baseball ran into another late-inning rally on Tuesday night, giving up four runs in the bottom of the seventh to Florida Tech and ultimately falling 6-3 to the Panthers at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field.
FIT broke the scoring open in the second inning, plating a pair of runs against starter Kyle Polaski (Loss, 3-2). That lead stood until the Sailfish rallied in the seventh inning.
Jason Webb singled to start the inning, and then promptly stole second and third. A wild pitch an at-bat later brought home the senior, cutting the lead to 2-1, but that one-run deficit wouldn’t last long.
A double, sacrifice bunt and walk started the bottom of the seventh for the Panthers. With a new pitcher into the game, FIT benefited from a single, walk, and then three straight RBI singles to swell the home team’s lead to five.
PBA sparked a rally in the eighth inning thanks to back-to-back RBI doubles from Peter Rivera and Brian Walker, but Webb flew out to the warning track to end the rally. The Sailfish could never get the tying run to the plate in the ninth, getting one base hit but nothing more.
Walker led the way for Palm Beach Atlantic with three base hits on the night, also adding a stolen base and RBI, while Webb and Pat Kane each finished with two hits.
The Sailfish return to action in one week’s time when they travel to Nova Southeastern to take on the Sharks at 6:00 pm.