Nova Southeastern University Hands PBA Baseball Tough Road Loss
February 24, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
DAVIE, Fla.- Hitting the road for some mid-week baseball action, Palm Beach Atlantic University traveled the short 45 minute drive to the campus of Nova Southeastern University on Monday evening for the first of six matchups with the Sharks scheduled this season. Ranked just outside the NCAA Top-25, the Sharks scored early and often as they cruised to a 16-6 victory over the Fish.
Nova Southeastern (12-2) plated three runs in the first inning, four more in the second inning, and then a three spot in the third inning to jump ahead of the Sailfish early. PBA starter Martin Suarez was tagged for eight hits and 10 runs (eight earned) in his 2.1 innings of work.
The Sailfish (2-11) were able to strike back for a run in the second inning and then two more in the third inning to keep the game close but the relentless attack of the NSU lineup kept the Fish from making a serious comeback bid feasible. The Sharks continued to pile it on with a run in the fourth and three more in the fifth inning to manage a large lead.
Following Suarez out of the bullpen for the Fish was right-hander Dan McIldoon who went 2.2 innings while allowing four runs before being lifted for left-hander Dustin Ducasse. As he has a number of times this season already, Ducasse pitched effectively in relief with three solid innings while allowing only three hits and a pair of un-earned runs.
Nick Norley and Jeff Moyer continued their success from this past weekend at the top of the lineup with both players registering multi-hit games from the 1-2 spots in the order. Freshman Michael Kutch also earned a solid showing with a pair of hits including a double while centerfielder Scott Urbanek busted out in a big way with a 3-for-4 showing including a run scored and a RBI.
Vasilios Mila was 1-for-4 with a homerun for the Sailfish.
PBA will be back in action again tomorrow as they host Barry University for one nine-inning game at Dwyer High School. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. which will be carried live and podcasted on the Sailfish Radio Network.