Barry Overpowers Sailfish in a Tight Softball Contest
April 8, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- Amidst the rain and soaked field, the Palm Beach Atlantic University and Barry University softball teams battled for seven innings in softball on Tuesday evening as both teams battled each other and the conditions. The Bucs came out on top with a late two-run homerun to the tune of a 2-0 victory over PBA.
With a zero-zero tie entering the bottom of the sixth inning, both teams pitchers were keeping the opponent off balance and more importantly off the scoreboard. It wasn’t until junior Ashley Likens drilled a two-run homer over the left-field fence in the sixth off PBA right-hander Ashley Jones that either team made a dent in the scoring column.
NCAA Division II National Pitcher of the Year candidate Amber Jack went the distance in the circle for Barry as she totaled her third no-hitter of the season and improved her record to an astonishing 21-0 for the season while helping the #2-ranked Buccaneers improve to 35-2 on the season.
The loss for Jones dropped her season record to 15-7 while PBA now stands at 29-20. Game two of the scheduled double-header was washed out due to the consistent rain hitting the field all evening.
Jones finished the contest with just two strikeouts but continued her solid work in the circle for head coach Kimmy Bloemers in a tough luck loss. Right-fielder Katie Medder and third-baseman Danielle Perrotti both turned in stellar defensive performances for the Fish as both made an array of solid defensive plays while Medder made one diving catch and threw out another runner attempting to stretch a single into a double.
Palm Beach Atlantic will not have long to rest after their game with Barry as they take on another tough opponent in Rollins College on Wednesday, April 9th with the double-header scheduled to begin at 5 pm. The games will mark the Sailfish Senior Night with the games being played at the Lake Catherine Sportsplex in Palm Beach Gardens.