Vicinanza's Five-Hit Night Leads Sailfish to 7-1 Win Over Florida Tech
March 21, 2017
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant.
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic baseball won a mid-week contest against Florida Tech on Tuesday, slugging 16 hits and scoring seven runs to win 7-1. The Sailfish take the season series with the Panthers three games to one as the ‘Fish won two out of three games at Rubin Park last weekend.
The Sailfish got two runs across in the top of the second inning to open up the scoring, as Andrew Calderone reached base via error, and scored on an Eddie Vicinanza triple to right field. Vicinanza came around to score a couple batters later on an Evan Dougherty single to right field.
The Panthers scored a run off Sailfish starter David Paul in the bottom of the second as David Wilson blasted a home run over the left field wall. That is the only run Paul allowed however, as he worked in and out of several jams on the day, and left in the fifth inning to receive a no-decision in the game.
PBA extended their lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning when Jake Summey doubled to the left field fence to drive in Sailfish catcher Marcos Perez, who reached via single.
Kyle Polaski (Win, 4-0) entered in the bottom of the fifth inning and worked around some wildness to retire seven Panther hitters in his solid outing.
The top of the seventh inning is when the ‘Fish busted the game open, as Noah Johnson began the inning with a double to right center field. Sean Visconti followed with his third hit of the game, a single off of FIT pitcher Sam Crocker, forcing Crocker out of the game. Kyle Simon followed with an RBI single to left field, and after a sacrifice bunt, Calderone singled to center to drive in another run. The final run of the inning came on Vicinanza’s fourth hit of the game.
Sam Shields entered in the seventh to get out of a jam with a big strikeout, and also threw a scoreless eighth inning working around two walks.
The Sailfish added an insurance run in the ninth inning as Summey drove in Perez for the second time in the ballgame. Freshman Joey Hennessey got the final three outs on the mound for the ‘Fish, as he too worked around wildness in his inning of work. The Sailfish walked 11 hitters on the night but were very fortunate as none of those 11 ended up scoring as the ‘Fish won 7-1.
Visconti had a stellar night at the plate, finishing 4-for-5, but was out-hit by teammate Vicinanza, who went 5-for-5 Tuesday, driving in two runs. Summey also drove in two runs on his two hits on the night.
The ‘Fish will have two days off before returning to play on Friday, March 24 as they will travel south to take on Barry University at 6 p.m.