Fish Blank Winona State Behind Horner's Dominant Outing.
March 2, 2017
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sean Horner threw seven dominant innings, Kyle Simon hit his fifth home run of the season, and the Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team cruised to an 8-0 victory Thursday night against the Winona State Warriors.
The ‘Fish got the game started right, as a Noah Johnson walk and a Sean Visconti single both turned into first-inning runs when Simon sent a 1-2 pitch over the left center field wall to put the Sailfish up 3-0. The ‘Fish tacked on a run in the second inning with a Visconti sacrifice fly. Evan Dougherty scored on the play after doubling down the left field line, which extended his hitting-streak to 14 games.
Those were all the runs Horner (Win, 2-1) needed on the night, as the senior dominated Warrior hitters, throwing seven innings, and only allowing one hit. Horner struck out seven hitters along the way, only needing 83 pitches to get through the seven innings. Horner has not allowed a run in his last 13 innings on the mound dating back to Feb. 17.
PBA added two more runs in the sixth inning as Jake Summey lined a single into center field with the bases loaded. The Sailfish scored their final two runs of the night in the eighth inning, scoring one on a Warrior error and one on Visconti’s second sacrifice fly of the night.
Kevin Fry and Mitchell Carroll threw scoreless innings to complete the first shutout of the season for the Sailfish, as Fry needed only eight pitches in a perfect eighth, and Carroll struck out the side in the ninth around a couple base runners.
Michael Hommes had a 2-for-4 day at the plate for Winona State, picking up the only two hits of the night for the Warriors.
Three Sailfish picked up multi-hit days, as Visconti finished 2-for-3, Simon finished 2-for-4, and Mac Hessney finished 2-for-5 at the plate.
The Sailfish return to Rubin Park tomorrow for a matchup with No. 10 ranked St. Edwards University, who travel to West Palm Beach from Austin, Texas for a three-game set with the Sailfish. First pitch Friday is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.