MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry dropped a 5-2 baseball game to Adelphi Tuesday night at Feinbloom Field.
The Buccaneers (9-9) left 13 runners on base, and Adelphi (6-2) capitalized with a two-out homer in a four-run fourth to provide the separation in a game Barry reliever Tyler Petsch was lights out.
Jacob Beard ripped a two-out homer down the left field line in the fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and send the Panthers on their way to a victory that snapped Barry's five-game win streak. It marks the second straight year Adelphi has come to Miami Shores to put an end to an extended winning streak for the Bucs. Last year Adelphi ended Barry's eight-game streak with a 3-1 win on March 15, 2011.
Barry starter Corey Witkowski (1-3) suffered the loss after allowing 10 hits, five runs and a walk in five innings of work. Adelphi reliever John Donnelly worked two innings of two-hit shutout ball to pick up his first win this year. Chris Pabisch earned the save, tossing two innings of no-hit, shutout relief.
Barry scored a run in the second and another in the bottom half of the third to take a 2-1 lead. Bryan Elliott, who went 2 for 5, scored on a throwing error in the second. Tim Blackmon walked with the bases loaded to spot the Bucs the one-run lead as they chased Panthers starter Stephen Bove after three innings of work. Bove gave up four hits, two runs, one earned, and walked four while throwing 69 pitches.
Catcher Connor Oliveri was 2 for 4, and third baseman James Young went 2 for 3.
Adelphi and Barry each had 10 hits. Tyler Barrett was 2 for 4, and Donato Signore collected three hits in five trips to the plate for the Panthers. Beard went 2 for 3 with three RBI, his moonshot down off the foul pole in left the difference in the game.
Petsch worked four innings of relief out of the Bucs bullpen, yielding no hits, no runs and a walk, and had three strikeouts while serving up 41 pitches.
Barry returns to Sunshine State Conference play Friday and Saturday at Saint Leo.