Sailfish Lose Late Lead, Fall 5-4 to Rollins

Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant.

Photo courtesy of Ron Hilliard.

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.Josh Turner threw seven strong innings in the final outing of his Sailfish career and Palm Beach Atlantic out-hit Rollins 10-8, but a three-run eighth inning by the Tars propelled them to a 5-4 victory over the Sailfish on Saturday night. The Sailfish fall to 26-22 after the loss as Rollins improves to 25-18.

The Tars jumped on the scoreboard first as Mike Dolan’s sacrifice fly scored an unearned run for Rollins in the second inning. The Sailfish answered in the third inning, as Eddie Vicinanza tripled to left field, and came around to score on a two-out infield single by senior Noah Johnson.

The game remained 1-1 until the fifth inning, when Jake Summey doubled to left center field, and was followed by Evan Dougherty who tripled to right center field to give the Sailfish the lead.

Rollins got one run back in the sixth inning, as Mike Purcell singled to center field to drive in the second Rollins run of the game.

The Sailfish opened up their lead in the sixth inning, as Vicinanza came through with a two-out RBI single, scoring Kyle Simon who led off the inning with a single. Another run came home as Dougherty was hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded to give the ‘Fish a 4-2 lead.

The eighth inning began with a single from the Tars, which knocked Turner out of the game. He finished with seven innings pitched on the night, allowing just two earned runs and striking out seven Tar hitters.

Kyle Polaski (Loss, 5-3) entered the game and faced just two batters, with both reaching on infield singles. Joey Hennessey entered with two men on base, and allowed a double that gave Rollins a 5-4 lead. Hennessey retired the next six batters he faced however to keep the Sailfish within one run.

The Sailfish were unable to get anything going off Rollins reliever Caleb Jakes who picks up his first save of the season with two perfect innings.

Peter Rivera and Vicinanza were the only two hitters to record multi-hit games for the Sailfish, as both went 2-for-4 at the plate.

PBA and Rollins will be back at Rubin Park tomorrow for a doubleheader which will begin at noon. The Sailfish will honor their seven seniors before first pitch of the doubleheader.

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