Baseball Falls To Bobcats On Opening Day

Baseball Falls To Bobcats On Opening Day
Ryan Garcia went three-for-five with a homer. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University baseball team dropped their season opener 8-7 to cross-town rival St. Thomas on Thursday evening at Feinbloom Field.
The Bucs (0-1) were on top 2-1 after one as Matt Petty and Yas Gutierrez scored on an RBI single by Manny Pedrozo and a couple of Bobcat (1-0) errors.
In the second inning, however, the Bobcats scored five runs off six hits and two Buccaneer errors to take a 6-2 lead. Saint Thomas would add single runs in the third and the sixth.
Barry was productive in the sixth inning as Ryan Garcia and Jack Valdez opened the inning with back-to-back homers. Later in the inning, Luis Arrizurieta, Anthony Iglesias and Harold Holness would score, as Petty had an RBI double, to bring the Bucs within one run, but that was as close as they would get.
Both teams were scoreless in the final three innings, and the Bobcats held off the Buccaneers, winning 8-7. Jeff Lara (1-0) earned the win for the Bobcats, allowing a run on five hits. He struck out two and did not walk a batter. Charley Short (0-1) was tagged with the loss. He allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk, while striking out three in three innings.
Barry’s next scheduled game is Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Georgia Southwestern. That series may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Barry returns home on Tuesday, February 16 when they again play St. Thomas.
St. Thomas 8, Barry 7
(02/04/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
St. Thomas.......... 151 001 000 - 8 13 3 (1-0)
Barry...................... 200 005 000 - 7 11 5 (0-1)
Pitchers: St. Thomas - Michael Arostegui; Kelvin Colon(5); Jeff Lara(6) and Ruy Rodriguez.
Barry - Charley Short; T. J. Mullins(4); Corey Witkowski(6); Brian Santana(7); Scott Sexton(9)
and Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Jeff Lara(1-0) Loss-Charley Short(0-1) T-2:53 A-326
HR BUB - Ryan Garcia (1); Joaquin Valdes (1).
Weather: acceptable
Colon faced 4 batters in the 6th.