Baseball Blasts Griffins with 19 Runs using Wood Bats

Drew Dwelly collects two home runs and six RBIs with a wood bat. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
LANTANA, Fla.—The Barry baseball team continued their stellar play with a 19-1 win over the Chestnut Hill Griffins with 20 hits in the wood-bat contest on Sunday at the eighth annual Palm Beach Challenge.

Drew Dwelly led the team offensively with two home runs, three hits, and six RBIs. The senior bolstered his batting average to .410 on the season after batting .667 on the weekend and going 8-12 at the plate.

Dwelly tallied Barry’s first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning with a leadoff home run to tie the game at 1-1. Then in the third inning, Lyndon Coleman ripped a double to left field to start the inning and Dwelly lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to score Coleman and give Barry the 2-1 lead.

The Bucs added another run to make it 3-1 in the fourth after Coleman grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Adrian English who led off the inning with a double down the left field line.

The flood gates opened for the Buccaneer offense in the six, seventh, and eighth innings as Barry totaled 16 runs during that span.

In the sixth, the Bucs collected four runs off four hits. Luis Arrizurieta had a single followed by a Jesus Garcia single and a Dwelly single. With runners on second and third, senior Evan Ashley also added a single, scoring both runners to cap the scoring in the sixth.

The Bucs blew up in the seventh inning, posting eight runs off seven hits. With runners on the corners, Dwelly blasted his second home run of the game down the left field line to give Barry an 11-1 lead. After Dwelly’s bomb, Dean Green, James Young and Arrizurieta all doubled and collected an RBI each. At the conclusion of the seventh, the Bucs held a convincing 15-1 advantage.

The Barry offense continued to pile on the runs in the eight but this time much from the help of the Chestnut Hill pitching staff. Jesus Garcia, Harold Holness and Julio Ramos all walked to start the inning and load the bases. Jesus Garcia then scored on a passed ball, Holness scored on a Ryan Garcia hit, Ramos scored on an Arrizurieta walk, and Manny Pedrozo scored on a Coleman single to finish the eighth with four runs on just two hits.

Cory Witkowski took the mound for the Bucs and went six innings, gave up no earned runs with no walks and three strikeouts. The south paw’s ERA has dipped to a mere 1.80 on the season with a 4-1 record. Jordan Wellander relieved Witkowski and tossed a perfect seventh. Matt Garlock followed Wellander out of the pen and retired the eighth and gave up just one hit and delivered one strikeout. Freshman Tyler Petsch pitched a perfect ninth and added one strikeout to end the game.

Seven Buccaneers compiled a multi-hit game while four posted multiple RBIs.

The next game for the Buccaneers is at home on March 11 against Florida Tech which marks the start of conference play. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Live coverage can be heard on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network starting just before the first pitch.

Barry 19, Chestnut Hill 1
(03/06/11 at Lantana, Fla.)
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Chestnut Hill....... 100 000 000 - 1 8 0 (2-4)
Barry..................... 101 104 84X - 19 20 1 (11-7)
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Pitchers: Chestnut Hill - Rudy Behrens; Jack McGinley(4); Justin Wiercinski(6); John Flack(7);
Jordan McComb(8) and Andrew Donofry. Barry - Corey Witkowski; Jordan Wellander(7);
Matthew Garlock(8); Tyler Petsch(9) and Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Corey Witkowski(4-1) Loss-Rudy Behrens(1-1) T-3:07 A-102
HR BUB - Drew Dwelly 2 (4).
Weather: Sunny with high winds
Game: BB0306

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