Baseball Soars Above Riverhawks

Baseball Soars Above Riverhawks
Jack Valdez smashed in two homeruns and four RBI for the night. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University baseball team used an eight-run first inning to beat the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Riverhawks 17-5 on Wednesday night.
The Bucs (14-7) started the first inning off on the right foot using four walks, two singles, a double, and homerun to earn their first eight runs. Nick Shaw and Drew Dwelly started the inning off with walks followed by a Yas Gutierrez single. Matt Petty hit a double to score Shaw and Dwelly. Later in the inning Jack Valdez blasted a homerun to bring in three runs. Shaw would score once more.
The Riverhawks (10-5) scored two of their own runs in the first off a Buccaneer error and a Cam Kneeland single.
Valdez would hit another homerun in the third for the Buccaneers. Anthony Iglesias and Ryan Garcia hit back-to-back homeruns in the sixth inning to score a total of four runs and pad the Buccaneer lead.
Brad McCallister earned the win for the Bucs with a zero ERA. He moves to 3-3 for the season. Cam Kneeland pitched 0.2 innings and took the loss to move to 0-1 for the season.
The Bucs return to action on Friday, March 19 when they host Eckerd at home at 6:00 pm.  On Saturday, the Bucs again take on the Tritons in a doubleheader starting at 12:00, noon.
(10/17/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Barry 17, UMass-Lowell 5
UMass-Lowell........ 200 000 201  -  5  7  1      (10-5)
Barry............... 801 024 20X  - 17 18  1      (14-7)
Pitchers: UMass-Lowell - Kneeland, Cam; Guilmette, Bryant(1); Sloban, Mike(6); Stoller, Ryan(8)
and Notargiacomo, Jared; Deuel, Bryan. Barry - Brad McAllister; Brian Santana(7);
Scott Sexton(9) and Anthony Iglesias.
Win-Brad McAllister(3-3)  Loss-Kneeland, Cam(0-1)  T-2:43  A-121
HR BUB - Anthony Iglesias (2); Ryan Garcia (3); Joaquin Valdes 2 (4).
Weather: Chilly & Cloudy
Game: BB0317