FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla .— Barry University's baseball team improved to 3-1 on the young season and picked up another regional win after defeating conference foe Nova Southeastern University, 1-0, Thursday night.
The Sharks suffered their first defeat in four games this season.
The game was every bit of a pitcher’s duel as both teams traded zeros on the scoreboard through the first eight innings. Right-hander Brad McAllister scattered three hits, struck out three and allowed just two walks in his first start of the season as each starter went six innings.
The Bucs threatened in the top of the sixth after the first two batters of the frame reached base, but weren’t able to capitalize.
In the top of the ninth, Adrian English singled to right on the first pitch and advanced to second on a well-executed sacrifice bunt by Sheehan Planas. Lyndon Coleman followed with a hot shot up the middle, knocked down by Sharks pitcher Sean Tighe. setting up runners on the corners with one out.
The Buccaneers broke the scoreless tie when Harold Holness, who had entered the lineup for designated hitter Elliott earlier in the game, drove in the game’s lone run on a sacrifice fly to center field.
Senior T.J. Mullins pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the season and seal the victory for the Bucs.
Calvin Rayburn earned the win for Barry, throwing two shutout innings, striking out one and allowing just one walk.
English, Coleman and Sam Halpern combined for the Bucs' three hits in the game.
Barry will get a short rest this weekend before their home opener on Tuesday when the Buccaneers host St. Thomas University.
Live-stat and audio broadcast will be available through the Barry University website, GOBARRYBUCS.COM.