Baseball Starts the Eckerd Series Off Right

Baseball Starts the Eckerd Series Off Right
Sophomore Charlie Short moves to 3-1 with the win. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.— The Barry baseball team posts 17 hits and 10 runs in a 10-3 rout of the Eckerd Tritons on Friday.

Starting pitcher Charlie Short went seven complete innings earning the win. Short gave up six hits, walked one, surrendered one earned run, and struck out seven on the night. The sophomore moved his season record to 3-1 and dropped his ERA to 2.90 in the outing.

Senior Nick Shaw went 2-4 with two RBIs. Drew Dwelly, Yas Gutierrez, Matt Petty, Ryan Garcia, Chris Leon, and Julio Ramos also took two hits for the night.

The Buccaneers started the scoring off in their first at bat in the bottom of one when Leon belted a two-out, two-RBI single up the middle to give Barry an early 2-0 lead. Evan Ashley then singled to center field to collect the third RBI of the inning.

Eckerd scored their first run in the top of the fourth from a Minervino Labrador solo shot to left field. The Buccaneers answered in the bottom of the inning when Shaw singled through the right side of the infield scoring Joaquin Valdez. Dwelly then ripped a shot down the left field line to score Shaw and tally two runs in the inning.

Barry then added five runs in the sixth and seventh innings. In the seventh, Gutierrez singled up the middle then scored on a Garcia big fly over the right field fence. Ashley and Leon also scored off a Ramos single up the middle.

Barry tallies eight players with multiple hits and four players with multiple RBIs in the win.

In the second inning, the Buccaneer defense recorded a triple play as Eckerd put runners on second and first with no outs. Eckerd designated hitter Joe Dabah ripped a shot to the back hand of Shaw. Shaw collected the liner and  tossed it to Ramos at second for two outs. Ramos then relayed it to Valdes at first for the trifecta.

The Buccaneers look to sweep the Tritons in tomorrow’s double header. The first game starts at noon with radio coverage on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network starting shortly before the first pitch.

(03/19/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Barry 10, Eckerd 3  
Eckerd.............. 000 100 011 - 3 10 2 (15-7, 2-2)
Barry................. 300 201 40X - 10 17 0 (14-8, 0-3)
Pitchers: Eckerd - Joey Cuda; Robbie Nabers(7) and Oliver Killoren. Barry - Charley Short;
Brett Hammaker(8); Robbie Conver(9) and Chris Leon; Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Charley Short(3-1) Loss-Joey Cuda(4-1) T-2:20 A-248
HR ECB - Minervino Labrador (10).
HR BUB - Ryan Garcia (4).
Weather: 70 with gentle breeze
Game: BB0319