Baseball Drops Midweek Contest to Bobcats 4-3
March 15, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic’s four-game win streak came to an end Tuesday evening, as the Sailfish were defeated 4-3 by the St. Thomas University Bobcats at Paul Demie Mainieri Field. The loss drops the Sailfish to 15-10 on the season while the win improves the Bobcats’ record to 19-10.
The Sailfish got on the scoreboard first in the mid-week matchup, as a two-out Noah Johnson RBI single plated Eddie Vicinanza who reached on a single of his own. The lead didn’t last long however, as Bobcat catcher Steven Fischer knocked a solo-homerun over the left field wall off Sailfish starter Casey Kopec. Kopec allowed only one run in three innings in his first start on the season.
The Bobcats plated a run in the fourth inning off Sailfish reliever Tyler Scheuer who made is 2016 debut Tuesday. Scheuer finished with two innings pitched on the night, striking out three and allowing the one run. The Bobcat lead lasted only a matter of minutes, as Vicinanza belted his first collegiate homerun to left-centerfield in the top of the fifth inning.
The game remained 2-2 into the eighth inning, as Sam Dillon threw a scoreless sixth and Logan White pitched a scoreless seventh. The Bobcats scored a go-ahead run in the eighth, as a Sailfish defensive misplay led to a St. Thomas runner scoring from first on a single.
PBA battled tough against the Bobcat bullpen in the ninth, as a Marcos Perez two-out single followed by a Vicinanza hit-by-pitch brought Jake Summey up with a chance to tie the game. Summey knocked a two-strike pitch into centerfield to bring in Perez and tie the score at three.
The Bobcats walked off in the bottom of the ninth, after a leadoff walk by ‘Fish reliever Phil DiLandro (Loss, 1-2) came around to score on a double to the fence.
The Sailfish will travel to Melbourne, Fla. Friday to take on Sunshine State Conference opponent Florida Tech in a weekend series. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6 p.m. as Saturdays doubleheader is scheduled for a noon start.