Baseball Splits Saturday Battle With Sharks

Baseball Splits Saturday Battle With Sharks
Yas Gutierrez hit a solo homerun in the first game to give the Bucs the win. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University baseball team split a pair of afternoon games with the Nova Southeastern Sharks on Saturday. The Bucs took the first game 8-7, while the Sharks won the second game 7-6.
In the first game, a Matt Petty solo homer in the eighth inning put the Bucs on top by a run to take the win. The Bucs (25-14, 8-7 SSC) scored three runs in the second off of singles by Evan Ashley and Chris Leon, a Jack Valdes double, and a Nick Shaw sacrifice fly. Yas Gutierrez sweetened the pot with a solo homerun in the fourth inning.
Tyler King took the win and moves to a perfect 6-0 for the season.
In the second game, the Bucs held a 6-2 lead after the third inning with the help of a Ryan Garcia three-run homer that scored Gutierrez and Petty.
Yet the Sharks (24-17, 8-7 SSC) scored a run in the fourth and two apiece in the fifth and seventh to take the win. Eric McCanns and Haven Fitzsimmonds each hit two-run homers to help the Sharks.
In the second game, Sean Albury took the win for the Sharks, moving to 2-1 for the season, while Scott Sexton took his third loss of the season.
The Bucs return to action on Tuesday, April 13 at Palm Beach Atlantic at 6:00 pm.
(04/10/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.) (Game 1)
Barry 8, Nova Southeastern 7
Nova Southeastern... 000 102 310  -  7 11  0      (24-17, 7-7)
Barry............... 131 100 11X  -  8 15  1      (25-11, 8-7)
Pitchers: Nova Southeastern - Isaac Hicks; Torey Ekey(4); Sean Tighe(8) and Haven Fitzsimmonds;
Matt Fisher. Barry - Corey Witkowski; T. J. Mullins(6); Tyler King(8) and Chris Leon.
Win-Tyler King(5-0)  Loss-Sean Tighe(2-2)  T-3:15  A-167
HR BUB - Yas Gutierrez (9); Matt Petty (7).
Weather: Humid & windy
Game: BB0410A
 (04/10/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.) (Game 2)
Nova Southeastern 7, Barry 6
Nova Southeastern... 110 120 2 -  7 10  2      (25-17, 8-7)
Barry............... 114 000 0 -  6 10  2      (25-12, 8-7)
Pitchers: Nova Southeastern - Ryan Whelan; Ralph Pena(3); Sean Albury(6) and Matt Fisher.
Barry - Charley Short; Scott Sexton(2); Brian Santana(7) and Chris Leon.
Win-Sean Albury(2-1)  Loss-Scott Sexton(2-3)  T-2:32  A-145
HR NSB - Luis Penate (6); Eric McCans (1); Haven Fitzsimmonds (6).
HR BUB - Ryan Garcia (10).
Weather: Still humid
Game: BB0410B