Lynn University Connects for Walk-Off Hit in Completion of Suspended Game
April 7, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
BOCA RATON, Fla.- After a forty-four day delay in completing their contest with Lynn University, the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team finally got back on the field with the Fighting Knights with Lynn taking the suspended game by a final score of 10-9 in 11 innings. Catcher Kyle Holloway delivered the game-winning single in the 11th inning that brought home the walk-off win for the Knights.
Dating back to February 21st when the game began and was subsequently called because of darkness, the two teams got together on Tuesday afternoon with hopes of resolving the tied game of 8-8 in the top of the tenth inning.
LU left-hander Evan Ellison returned to the hill for the Fighting Knights in resuming play where they left off as Stephen Fowler was on second-base and Graham White at first-base. Nick Norley returned to the batter’s box and drilled the first pitch he saw to deep left-centerfield but came up just short as the side was retired.
After White held LU down in the bottom of the inning in the tenth, the Sailfish would go back to work in the 11th as they got an RBI single from Keith Clabaugh that scored Tony Livelsberger to take a 9-8 lead.
White returned to the mound once again but ran into trouble with the heart of the LU order as Douglas Toro led off with a bunt single then moved to third-base on a bad pickoff attempt by White. White then retired Einar Atencio on strikes before Daniel Flores followed with a base-hit up the middle to tie the score at 9-9. The Fighting Knights weren’t done however even with two outs as Gabe MacDougall struck out followed by a walk to Chris Chavez. Holloway stepped in next and delivered an opposite-field single that sent Flores in easily to score the game-winning run.
White took the loss for PBA as he drops to 0-2 on the season despite a solid showing in both days in which he pitched in the game. He finished 3.2 innings while allowing two earned runs on four hits.
Dating back to the original contest, Taylor McBath threw the first six innings while allowing five hits, three runs (zero earned) and striking out three batters.
Vasilios Mila finished with a big day at the plate as he was 4-for-5 overall with two runs scored. Jeff Moyer homered and finished 2-for-6 while Nick Norley was also 2-for-6 with a pair of runs scored.
Atencio and Flores both registered three hits each for LU as Ellison got the win with four innings of good work while allowing only three hits and one earned run. He worked around five walks while registering three strikeouts.