Sailfish Sweep Away Buccaneers on Tuesday Night
April 14, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Junior Theresa Butler came through with an RBI-single in extra innings to top No. 21 ranked Barry University in game one of Tuesday night’s double header 1-0, while fellow junior Karina Langer laced a bases-clearing triple to give PBA the win in game two, 4-1 at Simpson Field.
The first of two games on the evening was a classic pitcher’s duel, with Sailfish starter Rachel Hill (Win, 14-2) twirling another gem in the circle. PBA’s defense helped the junior out at times, with Theresa Butler and Karina Langer turning in web gem performances from the get-go. Hill finished with eight innings of work scattering six hits, walking two and striking out two along the way.
Unfortunately, Barry starter Haley Wiseman matched Hill pitch for pitch on the night, allowing just one hit through the first six innings. In the bottom of the seventh, Shelby Wood came mere inches away from ending the first game with a double high off the left field fence, and was then followed by a Brianna Rano single. PBA wouldn’t get the run in there, but the heroics came just an inning later.
With one away in the inning, Stephanie Garrels chopped a single into left field to start the rally. After a 12-pitch at bat resulted in a flyout for Kayla Knight, Devin Williams followed suit with a 10-pitch walk. Butler fell behind the count early, but came back with a ground ball single up the middle that scored Garrels from second.
Garrels finished the game as PBA’s only player with a multi-hit performance, going 2-for-3.
After the offense was limited in the opener of the double dip, the ‘Fish came out with more authority in the nightcap and took advantage of two Buccaneers’ errors.
Karina Langer reached in the third inning with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error by her counterpart at short. After a flyout to shallow center, Kayla Knight came through with an RBI single to right to put the ‘Fish on top.
Barry answered back with a run of their own off starter Corrie Boggess (Win, 7-7) in the fourth, taking advantage of the sophomore’s only walk and driving in their lone run of the day with an RBI double off the bat of Ashley Fernandez. Boggess finished the evening with five strikeouts and a meager seven hits throughout.
Palm Beach Atlantic took advantage of another Bucs’ error in the fifth, with Victoria Gonzalez reaching on an error by the second baseman with one out. After a walk and fielder’s choice put runners on first and second with two outs, Loren Kilgore smacked a single up the middle to load the bases.
Langer, who came into the at-bat with three runs batted in on the season, laced a triple to left-center field to clear the bases and pick up another three RBI, while also giving PBA a 4-1 lead.
Though Barry got a runner aboard in the bottom of the seventh, Boggess left her stranded at first and gave PBA the double-header sweep.
PBA’s offense was led by Langer in game two, who also added a single to her RBI triple for a 2-for-2 night. Knight, Williams and Kilgore each added singles to give the Sailfish five hits in game two.
The Sailfish improved their record on the season to 28-19, with Eckerd College coming to town on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm.