Baseball Continues Perfection in SSC Play

Baseball Continues Perfection in SSC Play
Young posted a 2-3 night with one RBI and one home run. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry baseball team remains perfect in conference play as the Buccaneers took a 7-0 win over the Saint Leo Lions on Friday.

Manny Rodriguez took the hump for Barry and moved to 5-2 on the season as he went eight innings and struck out six while only giving up seven hits.

Drew Dwelly jolted the Buccaneer offense by taking the 2-2 offering from Saint Leo starter Aaron Brandt over the center field fence to give Barry a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Adrian English walked and Dean Green then reached second on a dropped fly ball with English moving to third. Matt Petty collected two RBIs on a single up the middle and the Buccaneers posted a 3-0 lead after one inning of play.

The Bucs didn’t score again till the fifth when Green blasted a solo homer to center field to make it 4-0. In the sixth Barry tallied two more runs. Ryan Garcia lead off the inning on first on a hit by pitch then James Young doubled down the left field line to put runners on second and third with no outs. Garcia scored on a Harold Holness sacrifice fly then Young came across the plate as Green drew a bases loaded walk. After six, Barry held a commanding 6-0 lead.

In the seventh, Barry continued the onslaught as Young launched a solo bomb down the left field line to cap the Barry scoring for the game. Young posted a 2-3 night with one RBI and one home run.

Tyler Petsch came in to relieve Rodriguez in the ninth and retired Saint Leo in four batters to preserve the Barry shutout.

The conference series continues tomorrow with the first game of a double header starting at high noon. Live coverage of all Barry athletic events can be heard on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network. Click on the GameCentral logo on the Barry home page for details.

Barry 7, Saint Leo 0
(03/25/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Saint Leo........... 000 000 000 - 0 8 2 (9-17, 1-6 ssc)
Barry................... 300 012 10X - 7 7 1 (20-8, 7-0 ssc)
Pitchers: Saint Leo - Aaron Brandt; Jeff Bloomer(6); Brandon Terry(8) and Jason Hamm. Barry -
Manny Rodriguez; Tyler Petsch(9) and Chris Leon.
Win-Manny Rodriguez(5-2) Loss-Aaron Brandt(2-4) T-2:25 A-205
HR BUB - Drew Dwelly (6); Dean Green (6); James Young (5).
Weather: Delightful slight winds
Brandt faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Game: BB0325