Sloppy Play Costs Sailfish Against Buccaneers
February 23, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Four errors and four walks plagued the Sailfish on Tuesday night, as they fell to No. 24 Barry University by an 11-8 final. The loss drops the ‘Fish to 8-7 on the season as the win improves the Bucs to 9-3.
Jake Summey got the ‘Fish on the board first with a two-run double in the second inning. Summey finished the night 2-4 at the plate with three runs batted in. The Bucs answered back in the third inning off Sailfish starter Matt Picucci, as a Ryan Baldwin three-run homer put the Bucs on top 4-3.
The lead didn’t last long however, as senior Julian Bilodeau hit a towering home run of his own in the fourth inning to tie the game up at four runs apiece.
Barry answered back with runs in the next four innings, including two unearned runs following two Sailfish errors in the sixth inning. The runs gave Barry an 11-6 lead entering the ninth inning, and a late Sailfish rally which saw the tying run reach base wasn’t enough as Buccaneer reliever Lance Elder came in for the final two outs to shut the door.
Mac Hessney also finished with a multi-hit game for the ‘Fish, as the redshirt-sophomore finished 2-4 with a walk and a run scored. Kyle Simon went 2-4 at the dish as well and Andrew Calderone finished with a 2-5 night.
All four Sailfish relievers gave up runs on the night, with Sean Horner being the most effective reliever, going the final two innings, giving up one hit and only one run.
The Sailfish will return home to face off against Saint Leo University in a weekend series at Rubin Park. Game one is scheduled to begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m.