Four Homers Powers Baseball

Four Homers Powers Baseball
Yas Gutierrez drilled a three-run homer in the ninth to help lead the Bucs past the Sharks. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

DAVIE, Fla. – Just when the Barry University baseball team needed their offense the most, it came through.

With Nova Southeastern within a run heading into the ninth inning, Yas Gutierrez drilled a three-run home run to help put the game out of reach and help the Bucs win 10-6 Friday night in Sunshine State Conference action.

Barry (35-6, 13-3 SSC) utilized the long ball again, as the Bucs hit four in all, including a Yan Gomes towering drive over the centerfield wall to get things going in the first inning.

Nova (31-12, 6-10 SSC) keeps things close throughout, as the Sharks took their first lead of the night in the third following a no-doubt two-run blast by J.D. Martinez to give Nova a 4-3 lead.

Manny Pedrozo helped give the Bucs the lead back in the sixth, with two outs, Pedrozo golfed a 2-1 curveball over the left field fence to give Barry a 6-4 lead.

After the Sharks tallied a run in the seventh, Gutierrez helped put the game away in the ninth, as his three-run bomb to right-center gave the Bucs all the runs they would need.

Brad McAllister (8-0) tallied the victory, lasting 6.1 innings, allowing five earned runs, while striking out five and walking just two.

Barry will continue their three-game series with Nova Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Barry 10, Nova Southeastern 6
(04/17/09 at Davie, FL)
Barry............... 210 003 004 - 10 12 0 (35-6, 13-3 SSC)
Nova Southeastern... 022 000 101 - 6 10 1 (31-12, 6-10 SSC)
Pitchers: Barry - Brad McAllister; Scott Sexton(7); Bobby Hernandez(9). Nova Southeastern -
Michael Fiers; Zach North(7); Jovanhy Castaneda(9).
Win-Brad McAllister(8-0) Loss-Michael Fiers(9-2) T-2:58 A-410
HR BUB - Yan Gomes (17); Yas Gutierrez (11); Manny Pedrozo (9); Mitch Rodriguez (6).
HR NSB - J.D. Martinez.
Weather: Brilliant
Game: BB0417