March 1, 2013

Lions Fall to Barry in Sunshine State Conference Opener

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. –Saint Leo (10-4) dropped its Sunshine State Conference opener to Barry on Friday night by a score of 4-2. The Lions left eight men on base in the contest and were unable to come up with a timely hit to get them back in the ballgame.

The top two men in the Lions' batting lineup—Frank Rawdow and Chris Newcomb both had two hits on the evening in part of the Lions six-hit night. Bobby Twitty's one hit on the night was a big one that drove home the Lions only two runs of the game.

The Lions took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth on the RBI double from Twitty that brought home Rawdow and Newcomb, but the Bucs tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth when one of the top Sunshine State Conference hitters, Adrian English, knocked a two-run double to tie the game for his team.

Two innings later, Barry rallied again and put up another two-spot on the Lions to take a 4-2 lead in the game and seal the win. 

Starting the game for the Lions was Brent Krauss who went 6 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs while striking out five. Despite the fairly solid performance, Krauss takes the loss in the game.

Tossing a complete game to earn the win was Barry's Calvin Rayburn.

The Lions get right back on the diamond tomorrow for a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 12:00 p.m. with the second game coming about a half hour after the completion of game one.