Sailfish Swept at Eckerd College
April 16, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic had a disappointing day Saturday at Turley Field, as the ‘Fish were swept by the Tritons, falling by scores of 18-7 and 3-2. The losses drop the Sailfish to 18-24 on the season with just seven games remaining.
The Sailfish are back in action Tuesday, April 19 as they travel south to take on Nova Southeastern University at 6 p.m.
Game 1: Eckerd 18, PBA 7
Eckerd dominated the first game of Saturday’s double dip, collecting 25 hits and capitalizing on five Sailfish errors as they cruised to victory.
Tyler Hawks (Loss, 1-5) went three innings for the ‘Fish, allowing four earned runs. The ‘Fish then used five relievers the rest of the game, with David Paul and Sam Dillon being the only two not to allow a Triton run.
The Sailfish scored two runs in the fourth inning on a two-run Kyle Simon homerun, scoring Ryan Johnson who reached on a double. The homerun was Simon’s seventh on the season, and second in as many games. Johnson and Simon both finished with two hits apiece on the game.
Kevin Fry also finished with two hits, and smacked his first collegiate homerun to right field in the seventh inning. Fry finished the game 2-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Game 2: Eckerd 3, PBA 2
Game two of the doubleheader was much different than the first, as pitching dominated for both sides in a game lasting only two hours and nine minutes.
Sam Shields, in only his second start of his career, worked into the seventh inning, allowing only two hits and not walking a single Triton hitter. Shields (Loss, 0-2) takes the tough-luck loss on the day, as both runners that were on base came around to score in the seventh inning.
Dillon McCollough, the Triton starter for game three, had the Sailfish fooled all afternoon. McCollough threw a complete game, allowing only five hits, and struck out eight Sailfish hitters on the day.
Two Sailfish hitters collected all five hits on the day, as senior catcher Jorge Bravo went 2-4 at the dish and Kyle Simon went 3-3, scoring both Sailfish runs.