Miami Shores, Fla. (April 21, 2007) - The Saint Leo University baseball team was swept in a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader by Barry University on Saturday at Feinbloom Field in Miami Shores, Fla. Barry won game one 14-2 before winning the three-game series with a 3-1 victory in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader.
In the opener, Barry starter Ray Rhoads (3-3) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out nine to earn the win. The Bucs (27-21-1, 9-9 SSC) built a 14-0 lead as every starter registered at least one hit as they rapped out 17, including a season-high seven extra-base hits.
Andrew Frezza led the hit parade with three, while Nick Shaw had a single and double and scored three runs. Gabriel Casanova had two hits and drove in three, to run his streak of consecutive games with an RBI to 16 and Carlos Gomez doubled and homered and also drove in three runs.
Charlie Blume (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) fell to 2-4 with the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks in three innings.
Jerry Gonzalez (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) belted a solo homer and Yunior Tabares (Jr., Tampa, Fla.) scored on an error for the Lions’ two runs.
In the nightcap, the Bucs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and went on to a 3-1 win. Shaw had a single and scored as Casanova reached on an error, while Casanova came around on a single by Gomez.
In the fourth, Casanova doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Danny Marquez to bump the lead to 3-0.
The Lions (25-22, 10-11 SSC) got their only run in the fifth inning when Jason Hamm (Fr., Tampa, Fla.) scored on an error.
Shaw had two more hits for the Bucs, while Casanova scored twice.
The Lions will return home for their final home game of the season on Tuesday when they host Rollins College in a non-conference game at 7:00 p.m. Saint Leo's seniors will be honored prior to the game as they play at Southard Stadium for the final time.