Late Heroics Proves Enough for the Barry Baseball Team

Late Heroics Proves Enough for the Barry Baseball Team
Senior Yas Gutierrez belted a three-run home run down the left field line to give the Buccaneers a 10-9 lead. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry baseball team rallied from two runs down in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 10-9 on Tuesday.

Barry (22-8) entered the bottom of the eighth trailing by two at 9-7. With two outs and Julio Ramos on first, Drew Dwelly singled to center field to keep the inning alive. Then trailing by two, senior Yas Gutierrez belted a three-run home run down the left field line to give the Buccaneers a 10-9 lead. Tyler King closed out the game, earning his fourth win of the year.

“I thought we did an excellent job of fighting back tonight,” head coach Marc Pavao said. “Every time they scored and took a lead, we answered. Look at our last inning, it was a prime example. I tell the kids over and over when you’re at the place just get to the next batter. Dwelly did that with two outs then Yas [Gutierrez] got up and did his thing.”

Dwelly missed hitting for the cycle by just a few feet. Dwelly’s first at bat resulted in a double to center field. In his next at bat, in the second inning, Dwelly poked an RBI single to right field. In the fourth inning, the junior missed a home run to dead center field by only a few feet as the ball caromed off the top of the fence.

On a 1-1 count Dwelly ripped a line drive down the right field line and scampered into third for his first three-bagger of his career in the sixth. On the night, he posted a 5-for-5 performance with three RBI, two runs and a stolen base.

Gutierrez was the only player to best Dwelly in the RBI category with four. Five Buccaneers rattled off multiple hits games. Along with Dwelly, Ryan Garcia went 3-for-4, Nick Shaw went 2-for-5 with two runs, Gutierrez went 2-for-5, and Ramos went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. In the third inning, Joaquin Valdez blasted two-run home run to center field, totaling his RBI total to two for the night.

Receiving his first start of the year was senior Scott Sexton. Sexton went two and a third, gave up four hits and five runs. After Sexton, the submarine-tossing Brian Santana checked in and pitched three and a third innings giving up six hits and one earned run.

Brett Hammaker entered the game in relief of Santana and went one and a third giving up two runs off three hits. Earning the win and closing the door on the Sailfish was Tyler King. King only gave up one hit against eight batters.

“Tyler King has become invaluable to us,” Pavao said. “He is one of the hardest working kids I have seen and it is starting to show in the field. He is giving us help in every situation, as a starting as a reliever, as a closer and everywhere else.”

Barry’s 10 runs came off 17 hits. The Buccaneers only committed one error on a well played, hard-fought win.

The next game for the Buccaneers is Friday against the #6 Florida Southern Mocs. The series begins at 6:00 p.m. with radio coverage starting at 5:50 p.m. on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network. 

(03/30/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Barry 10, Palm Beach Atlantic 9

Palm Beach Atlantic. 014 110 020 - 9 14 0 (12-11)
Barry............................ 122 101 03X - 10 17 1 (22-8)
Pitchers: Palm Beach Atlantic - Logan Thomas; Jonathan Kies(6); Carlos Hechavarria(8) and
Keith Clabaugh. Barry - Scott Sexton; Brian Santana(3); Brett Hammaker(6); Tyler King(8) and
Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Tyler King(4-0) Loss-Jonathan Kies(1-1) T-2:58 A-345
HR BUB - Yas Gutierrez (6); Joaquin Valdes (8).
Weather: 72 degrees 5mph wind