Nick Stanley hit three homers and drove in eight runs to help lead the Moccasins to a 21-9 rout of Nova Southeastern in the opening game of their Sunshine State Conference series at Ft. Lauderdale Thursday night.
Stanley's three home runs tied the FSC single-game record shared by three others (Matt Joyce-2003, Michael Tucker-2001, Craig Lariz-1999). He hit a three-run homer in the third, a two-run homer in the fifth and a three-run homer in the sixth. Wade Kirkland and Zach Maggard also homered. All three players now have nine home runs each this season. The five Moccasin home runs were part of a season-high 26 hits in the game. Stanley, Kirkland, Trae Gore and Andrew Grutka each had four hits.
The Moccasins sent 17 men to the plate in the third inning, scoring 12 runs and tying a school record with 12 hits in the inning. At one point 11 consecutive batters reached base in the inning. Their 21 runs matched their season scoring high. They beat West Chester 21-13 on Mar. 6.
Robbie Shields had a pair of hits to extend his current hitting streak to 14 games and Colin Kish had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Max Russell was the beneficiary of the Moccasin offense. He pitched six innings and improved his record to 9-1. Troy Graybill worked the final three innings and recorded his first save.
The Moccasins (37-13, 15-7 SSC) wrap up the regular season with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Friday against the Sharks.