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Panthers Take Game One Thanks to Vassallo’s Dominance in Relief
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida Tech 7, Barry 4
Records: Florida Tech (8-1, 1-0 SSC) | Barry (2-6, 0-1 SSC)
Location: Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field | Melbourne, Fla.
STATS OF GAME:
- Barry gained an early three run lead in the first inning when Tabares singled to right field scoring Casteneda and Abreu, with Stella scoring on a wild pitch.
- Barry increased their lead to four with Eusebe’s single through the left side, scoring Torres.
- The Panthers cut the four-run deficit in half in the bottom of the second, with Orduna walking in Dylan Owens, and Jakob Newton‘s Sacrifice Fly to left field plating Hayden Kimball.
- Florida Tech gained the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth when Paul Castillo’s sac fly scored Newton to cap a three-run inning.
- Tech got two valuable insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, thanks to Jack Nagy’s two-run single to center.
- Danny Vassallo helped key the rally by pitching six scoreless innings in relief of starter Boris Villa. Vassallo struck out seven and walked none, while tossing 71 pitches.
- Andres Rodriguez dealt two shutout innings to earn the save.
- Four Panthers had multi-hit efforts with Jack Nagy’s three RBI leading the charge.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- The Panthers now lead the all-time series with Barry, 69-64.
- Sam Schner extended his on-base streak to 15, dating back To April 23, 2021