Baseball Completes Perfect Road Trip With 4-2 Win Over Crusaders

Baseball Completes Perfect Road Trip With 4-2 Win Over Crusaders
Manny Pedrozo's sacrifice fly capped the 4-2 win. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
Newberry, S.C.—The Barry baseball team ended a perfect weekend in South Carolina with a 4-2 win over Belmont Abbey on Sunday afternoon.
The Buccaneers struck early, scoring in the first inning when Yan Gomes singled to right field to bring in Danny Lima.
The Crusaders (6-6) tied it up in the third when Justin Vasquez singled to right field and Spencer Sobol crossed the plate.
The Bucs (6-1) regained the lead for good in the fourth when Joel Keefe singled in Gomes.  Minutes later Yudelmis Hernandez drew a bases-loaded walk, forcing in Keefe from third to give Barry a 3-1 lead.
Danny Brion hit a pinch-hit solo homer for the Crusaders in the fourth inning to get them close at 3-2. 
But in the ninth inning Yas Guiterrez blasted a double to left field, reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Hernandez, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Manny Pedrozo. The Bucs took a 4-2 lead and held off the Crusaders in the bottom of the ninth to take the victory.
Brad McAllister got the victory, moving to 2-0 on the season. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs. He scattered nine hits and struck out three. Brian Milanes pitched the ninth inning, getting Roland Rodriguez to line into a double play for the final out, earning his first save.
The Buccaneers return to action on Friday, Feb. 20 at Flagler at 6:00 pm.
(02/15/2009 at Newberry, S.C.)
Barry 4, Belmont Abbey 2
Barry......................... 100 200 001  -  4   7  0      (6-1)
Belmont Abbey....... 001 100 000  -  2 12  2      (6-6)
Pitchers: Barry - Brad McAllister; T. J. Mullins(6); Andrew Koubek(8); Brian Milanes(9).
Belmont Abbey - Steven Thiele; Evan Jonas(4); Drew Hardee(4); John Merritt(6); Zach Horne(7); Jordan Cudney(8).
Win-Brad McAllister(2-0)  Save-Brian Milanes(1)  Loss-Evan Jonas(0-1)  T-2:02  A-151
HR BAC - Danny Brion.
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