Sailfish Snap Losing Skid, Sink Bucs in Extras
April 12, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic snapped a nine-game losing streak Tuesday evening, as they defeated Barry University at Feinbloom Field by a final score of 6-5 in 10 innings. The win snaps a losing streak that dates back two and a half weeks, as the last Sailfish victory also came against the Buccaneers. The win improves the Sailfish to 18-21 on the season, while the loss drops Barry to 19-18.
Eddie Vicinanza and Jake Summey had the hot bats Tuesday, as they batted first and second respectively. The two combined for six hits on the evening, while Vicinanza added a two-run single in the sixth inning to give the ‘Fish their first lead of the game. The 4-2 lead was extended in the top pf the seventh inning by Bobby Brennan, who hit his first homerun as a Sailfish over the left field wall.
Freshman Mitchell Carroll got his second start on the mound in as many weeks Tuesday, and he impressed once again as the freshman worked five innings, allowing just two runs on a first inning homerun by Ryan Baldwin, and threw just 79 pitches on the day. Carroll left with a 4-2 lead and turned the ball over to senior Phil DiLandro who threw a 1-2-3 sixth inning.
After DiLandro ran into some trouble in the seventh inning, the Sailfish would run through several relievers in the frame, and it wasn’t until Logan White entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in a tie game that the inning ended on a strikeout.
Tyler Scheuer entered for the Sailfish in the eighth, and pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out two and only allowing one hit. Scheuer handed the ball over to Dominic Monda, and after a dropped flyball in the outfield, Monda made a nice play on a Buccaneer suicide squeeze attempt, catching the bunt in the air and doubling off the runner at third base.
The Sailfish scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th, as pinch-runner Noah Johnson scored on a wild pitch with two outs. After a two-out single and a couple wild pitches advanced Jonathon Quintana to third base, Monda closed the door by striking out Kyle Pangallo, picking up the win and improving to 6-1 on the season.
Sean Visconti returned to the lineup for the Sailfish Tuesday, and picked up two hits on the day. The top four hitters in the lineup for the ‘Fish picked up all nine hits in the victory.