Green's Three Doubles and Rodriguez's 10 K's Incites Baseball's Win

Green's Three Doubles and Rodriguez's 10 K's Incites Baseball's Win
Green goes 3-3 with three RBIs and three doubles. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry baseball team rallied from behind in the seventh on the offense prowess of Dean Green’s three doubles and three RBIs to take an 8-3 non-conference win over the Saint Leo Lions on Friday.

Buccaneer ace Manny Rodriguez toed the rubber and went eight complete, striking out 10, walking one and allowing only two earned runs. However, Rodriguez found himself in an early jam against the Lions. Saint Leo lead-off hitter Ryan Brnovich singled to center field on the first pitch of the game then advanced to third on a one-out single by Ryan Powers. With runners on second and third and one out, Rodriguez retired Jason Hamm on a pop out to Green at first then struck out Dustin Brown swinging to end the first inning unscathed.

It was Saint Leo tallying the first run of the game in third inning. Brnovich singled to second baseman Matt Petty and advanced to second on a throwing error. After Rodriguez unleashed his first and only wild pitch of the contest, Brnovich moved to third and scored on a single to right field by Powers.

The Bucs answered right back in the bottom of the third to take their first lead of the game on a two-RBI single by James Young to make it a 2-1 tilt. Drew Dwelly collected a one-out double down the left field line followed by a Chris Leon single to left. Green earned a free pass to first on a hit by pitch to load the bases for Young. After Young’s single, Petty ended the inning for Barry, grounding into a twin killing.

In the sixth inning, Saint Leo posted four hits off Rodriguez and two runs to reclaim the lead at 3-2. Hamm started off the sixth with a single then scored on an Anthony Santa single down the right field line. Then Chris Newcomb rolled a two out single into center field Scoring Santa to give the Lions the 3-2 advantage.

For the second time on the game, the Bucs captured the lead less than three outs after they lost it. In the seventh, three different Saint Leo pitchers walked the bases loaded for Leon. Leon tied the game with sacrifice fly to left scoring Evan Ashley. Green then ripped his second double of the game down the first base line scoring Dwelly and Harold Holness to give Barry the 5-3 lead.

The Buccaneer offense was not finished as Barry added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to seal the deal and make it an 8-3 game going into the top of the ninth. Adrian English started off the frame with a single through the left side and eventually crossed the plate on a Dwelly two-out single up the middle. Leon continued the two-out rally with a single through the left side to score Holness, and finally Green collected his third double of the night to score Dwelly. Leon was thrown out at home on the play to end the inning.

Barry closer Tyler King was called in to relieve Rodriguez and retired the Lions in order in a nine pitch top of the ninth.

Four different Buccaneers recorded multi-hit games while three recorded multi-RBI games. Dwelly went 2-4 with one RBI, Leon posted a 2-4 night with two RBIs, Green was 3-3 with three RBIs, and Adrian English went 3-4.

The Bucs conclude the two game series against Saint Leo tomorrow starting at 12:00 noon. Live coverage can be heard on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network starting just before the first pitch.

Barry 8, Saint Leo 3
(03/04/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Saint Leo........... 001 002 000 - 3 10 0 (6-9)
Barry................... 002 000 330 - 8 13 1 (9-7)
Pitchers: Saint Leo - Aaron Brandt; Anthony Espin(7); Cody Johnson(7); Jamie Tutko(7) and
Jason Hamm. Barry - Manny Rodriguez; Tyler King(9) and Chris Leon.
Win-Manny Rodriguez(2-2) Loss-Cody Johnson(1-3) T-2:45 A-125
Weather: 15-20mph winds from west 70's
Espin faced 1 batter in the 7th.
C. Johnson faced 2 batters in the 7th.
Game: BB0304