Lynn Slugs Past PBA, 8-2
April 29, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic fell behind early to Palm Beach County rival Lynn University thanks to the long ball on Wednesday night and were unable to recover, ultimately falling to the Fighting Knights 8-2 at Rubin Park.
LU got on the board with single runs in the first and second innings, and widened their lead out to 4-0 with a pair in the top of the fourth off PBA starter Kennie Silvestri (Loss, 2-2).
PBA came back with two runs of their own to cut the deficit to 4-2 thanks to back-to-back hits by Andres Vazquez and Brian Walker, as well as a Knights’ error that plated both runners.
Unfortunately, Lynn tacked on three more in the fifth and another in the sixth to swell their advantage out to 8-2, and Palm Beach Atlantic could never quite recover. The Fighting Knights' slugged three homers on the night as part of their 14 hits in the game.
Walker led the way on the offensive attack for PBA, going 4-for-4 with three singles and a double. Vazquez tacked on a 2-for-4 performance, with the two seniors contributing six of the seven PBA hits.
On the mound, the Sailfish got three scoreless innings of relief from the trio of Ryan Cota, Casey Kopec and Matt Bell, who threw the final three innings without allowing a runner to reach.
Palm Beach Atlantic has a quick turnaround with Saint Leo University coming to town for the beginning of a three-game series, set to begin at 6 pm on Thursday night.