Baseball Pulls Out the Brooms for Eckerd

Baseball Pulls Out the Brooms for Eckerd
T.J. Mullins threw a complete game one-hit shutout in game two. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry baseball team poured in a combined 24 runs in two games on Saturday to sweep the Eckerd Tritons 21-2 in game one and 3-0 in game two.

The Buccaneers (17-7, 4-2) posted two stellar pitching performances by both game’s starting pitchers. In game one Cory Witkowski started things out perfectly, tossing three perfect innings before surrendering a hit in the fourth. The sophomore went a total of six complete innings, giving up no earned runs, five hits, five strike outs, and one walk.

The Barry bats awoke early in game one, scoring ten runs in the first frame. In a six RBI effort, Matt Petty collected two in the first on a RBI single up the middle scoring Nick Shaw and Yas Gutierrez. The Buccaneers then tallied eight two-out runs in the inning capped by a Gutierrez three-run shot to dead center field in his second at bat of the inning.

In the sixth inning, Barry added six runs to make it a 17-1 game. Eckerd (14-10, 0-5) went to the bullpen for the second time in the game calling on Chris Dvorscak to dispel the Bucs in the sixth. Dvorsack entered a bases loaded situation, fell to 3-0 to Petty, and then gave up a four-RBI grand slam. Petty was 4-6 with a homer and three singles.

Gutierrez also posted multiple hits, going 3-4 with a home run, two singles, one walk, and four RBIs. Joaquin Valdes tallied a 2-3 night with a home run, two RBIs and a single. Julio Ramos batted .500 for the game, reaching base three times with a double and two singles. Ramos also posted four RBIs.

Game two on the day was dominated by the superb pitching of another sophomore, T.J. Mullins. Mullins went the distance, compiling a one-hit shutout. Throughout the game, Mullins needed no more than 16 pitches to retire the side in every inning. Mullins retired 21-23 batter faced, struck out seven, and walked one.

Shaw started things off for Barry in the bottom of one with his first home run of the season. The Bucs tallied one run the third and another in the fourth.

Center fielder Drew Dwelly went 2-2 with two singles and a walk. Petty added another RBI to his day in game two with a two-out single up the middle scoring Dwelly from second.

For the series, Barry amassed a total of 34 runs, 44 hits, and committed only one error.

The next game for the Buccaneers is Tuesday, March 23 against Southern New Hampshire in a double header starting at 4:00 p.m. Coverage of both games can be heard on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network starting right before the first pitch.

(03/20/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.) (Game 1)
Barry 21, Eckerd 2

Eckerd.............. 0 00 001 001 - 2 10 2 (16-7, 3-2)
Barry............... (10)10 060 40X - 21 19 1 (14-9, 0-5)
Pitchers: Eckerd - Johnny Lancaster; Chris Ayral(2); Chris Dvorscak(5); Jordan Ziegler(7);
Joe Clagg(8) and David Regidor; Aaron Shapiro. Barry - Corey Witkowski; James Haugney(7);
Brian Santana(8); Scott Sexton(9) and Chris Leon; Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Corey Witkowski(1-0) Loss-Johnny Lancaster(2-2) T-2:58 A-0
HR BUB - Yas Gutierrez (5); Matt Petty (7); Ryan Garcia (6); Joaquin Valdes (6).
Weather: 80s clear skies slight breeze
Dvorscak faced 4 batters in the 7th.
Game: BB0320A

(03/20/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.) (Game 2)
Barry 3, Eckerd 0
Eckerd.............. 000 000 0 - 0 1 2 (17-7, 4-2)
Barry............... 101 100 X - 3 8 0 (14-10, 0-5)
Pitchers: Eckerd - Jake Wilder; Francisco Collazo(4) and Oliver Killoren. Barry - T. J. Mullins
and Chris Leon.
Win-T. J. Mullins(3-1) Loss-Jake Wilder(2-3) T-1:40 A-205
HR BUB - Nick Shaw (1).
Weather: low 80s slight wind from RF
Game: BB0320B