Big Day From Mila Not Enough as #24-Ranked University of Tamps Defeats Fish
March 11, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
TAMPA, Fla.- Hitting the road for a midweek game on Wednesday evening, the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team was unable to push past the #24-ranked University of Tampa Spartans as UT came away with a 10-4 victory. Junior Vasilios Mila registered four hits for the Fish but it wasn’t enough to defeat the tradition-heavy Spartans.
Logan Thomas (0-6) tallied the starting nod on the hill for PBA as he logged three innings but was roughed up for eight hits and five runs in his short stint. UT registered three runs in the first inning followed by single runs in the second and third frames to finish off Thomas’s day on the mound for the Sailfish.
Things weren’t a whole lot easier for the PBA bullpen as junior Buddy Fisher followed in relief of Thomas with similarly tough results. Fisher logged four innings allowing eight hits, four earned runs while striking out two and walking one. Suarez pitched a scoreless ninth inning for PBA as the Dominican Republic native allowed just one hit.
The Sailfish got on the board themselves in the third inning when Mila notched a two-out single, stole second-base, and then was driven home on a RBI single from senior Nick Norley.
Jeff Moyer connected for his fifth homerun of the season in the fourth inning on a solo shot that brought the Fish a bit closer as well.
In the end however, it would be too much Spartans offense as they cranked out 17 hits in the game.
The Sailfish would not quit however as they added in a pair of runs in the seventh inning to draw the game closer. John Marks started the rally with a leadoff single followed by Michael Kutch and Scott Urbanek each being struck by pitches to load the bases. Mila then added in another RBI single and Norley grounded into a double-play to score the final run for the Sailfish.
Palm Beach Atlantic finishes up their busy mid-week slate with a home game on Thursday afternoon against Felician University at Palm Beach Gardens High School at 1 p.m.