Baseball Tames Lions

Baseball Tames Lions
Corey Witkowski tied Oscar Farach for second on the career wins list with his 21st victory. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers scored in every odd inning and Corey Witkowski (2-4) tossed 3.2 hitless innings to pick up the win as Barry tamed the Florida Memorial Lions 10-9 at Feinbloom Field on Tuesday night.

Adrian English went 4-for-4 with a double, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Bryant Elliott went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and scored four runs and Lyndon Coleman and James Young both homered as the Bucs (18-19) pounded out 13 hits.

Witkowski entered the game in the six inning after the Lions (15-36-1) had taken a 9-7 lead off reliever Josh James and worked out the jam. JC Gill had a sacrifice fly and Kenny Hollins added an RBI double for the Lions. The only blemish on Witskowski’s slate was an eighth-inning walk to Ruddy Ruiz. He induced six ground balls and struck out three.

The win for Witkowski was his 21st career victory, tying Oscar Farach (1999-2001) for second place on Barry career list. Albert Iber (1990-93) holds the record with 22 wins.

Luis Suarez (2-5) took the loss for the Lions. He allowed three runs on two hits and two walks in 1.2 innings.

The Bucs travel to the McCusker Sports Complex this weekend to face the Sunshine State Conference-leading Knights of Lynn University. Friday’s single game begins at 3:00 pm, while the doubleheader on Saturday gets started at noon.

(04/17/12 at Miami Shores, FL)
Barry 10, Florida Memorial 9
Florida Memorial.... 030 222 000  -  9 10  0      (15-36-1)
Barry.................... 402 010 30X  - 10 13  1      (18-19)

Pitchers: Florida Memorial - Justin Capella; Luis Suarez(5); Daniel Hernandez(7); Casey Johnston(8) and JC Gill. Barry - Rene Estrada; Frank Szczepanik(3); Alex Decker(5); Josh James(6); Corey Witkowski(6) and Connor Oliveri; Luis Arrizurieta.
Win-Corey Witkowski(2-4)  Loss-Luis Suarez(2-5)  T-3:13  A-108
HR BU - Lyndon Coleman (1); James Young (4).
Weather: Ducky
L. Suarez faced 4 batters in the 7th.