Lynn Overcomes Early Mocs Lead To Take Series Finale 15-7

Lynn Overcomes Early Mocs Lead To Take Series Finale 15-7

A five-run fourth inning allowed Lynn to overcome an early Moccasin lead and the Fighting Knights went on to complete a sweep of the three-game Sunshine State Conference series with a 15-7 win Saturday at Boca Raton.

With the win, Lynn improved to 35-13, 11-7 in the SSC. The loss, FSC's fourth straight, dropped the fourth-ranked Moccasins to 33-10, 13-5 in the SSC. Meanwhile, Barry swept its weekend series from Nova Southeastern to move into first place in the SSC with a 15-3 league mark.

The Moccasins put three runs on the board in the first inning on an RBI-single by Nick Stanley and bases loaded walks to Colin Kish and Braxton Chisholm.

Lynn got one run back in the bottom of the inning, then took the lead with three runs in the second, two of them on a home run by Daniel Flores.

A two-run double by Colin Kaline in the top of the third gave the lead back to the Moccasins, but they were unable to hold it. After starter Ken Wadsworth walked Douglas Toro to lead off the bottom of the inning and retired Einar Atencio on a line drive, Eddie Sipple came out of the bullpen and surrendered a two-run homer to Flores that put Lynn in front to stay.

Wade Kirkland had four hits in the game for the Moccasins and Zach Maggard and Chisholm each hit solo home runs. Each team left 15 runners on base.

Right fielder Will Cherry, the Moccasins' leading hitter and home run and RBI leader, had to leave the game in the sixth inning with a knee injury he suffered in a fall while attempting to make a diving catch.

The Moccasins return to action Friday at 7 p.m. at Henley Field against Flager. Last Tuesday's game with Embry-Riddle that was rained out will not be made up.