FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Powered by a seven-run sixth inning, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Baseball got back into the win column with a 14-2 victory over Davenport in the second game of the three game series. Duncan Pastore led the Sharks, going 4-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Cooper Omans tossed his second quality start of the season and earned his first win.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Score – Nova Southeastern 14 |Davenport 2
Records – Nova Southeastern 11-10 | Davenport 6-12
Location – NSU Baseball Complex | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
Top of the Second – The Sharks battery mates, Cooper Omans and Kolbe Aven, ended the inning in style and recorded a strike ’em out throw ’em out double play.
Bottom of the Third – NSU used some small ball to plate the game’s first run. Stephen Schissler led off the inning with a bunt single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Adam Frank moved Schissler to third base on a fly out to right field. Duncan Pastore drove in the run on a single to left field.
Top of the Fourth – Davenport got on the scoreboard with an RBI single, tying the score at 1-1.
Bottom of the Fourth – A Davenport miscue led to a pair of runs for NSU, as Marcus Franco came into score on a throwing error following an MC Sagaro bunt. Sagaro later scored on a wild pitch, giving NSU a 3-1 advantage.
Bottom of the Sixth – Nova Southeastern’s offense erupted in the inning, as seven consecutive NSU batters reached base in a seven-run inning. Marcus Franco led off the inning with a walk and moved to third base following a single by Sagaro. Stephen Schissler drove a double to right field, driving in a run. Adam Frank followed with a two-run single, extending the lead to 6-1. Pastore added a double of his own, plating Frank, as the Panthers made their second pitching change of the inning. Irisarri added a bunt single before Kristian Noriega drove in Pastore with a single. Gregory Delgado just missed a home run, bouncing a double off the top of the center-field wall, and capped off the seven-run frame with NSU leading 10-1.
Top of the Seventh – With the score seemingly out of reach, Anthony Karoly was called upon to relieve Omans, and the freshman struck out the three hitters he faced.
Bottom of the Seventh – NSU plated two more runs, taking advantage of a wild Panthers relief pitcher, putting the score at 12-1.
Top of the Ninth – Ronaldo Fernandez sealed the victory for the Sharks, striking out a pair in the ninth inning, as NSU finished off the 14-2 win.
The Sharks will conclude the three-game series against the Davenport Panthers on Saturday, March 18. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.