SAU baseball loses weekend series to Point


By Logan Martinez - [email protected]



Kyle Schade


WEST POINT, Ga. — After dropping the first of a three-game set on Friday, Point University rebounded to take the final two contests from the St. Andrews University baseball team.

The Skyhawks bested the Knights 12-2 in the second game of a Friday doubleheader, then followed with a 6-3 victory Saturday afternoon.

Dylan Griffin picked up the victory for Point (9-14, 3-3 Appalachian Athletic Conference) in the first contest, pitching seven innings of two-run ball, allowing nine hits and three walks while striking out seven Knights.

St. Andrews (11-9, 1-5 AAC) trailed 11-0 through four innings before finally getting on the board with a run in the top of the fifth inning. But Point answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the frame, and though the Knights added a score in the top of the seventh, they never threatened to further close the gap.

Brad Monson took the loss for the Knights, allowing six runs and nine hits through three innings of work. Kaleb Measimer entered the game in relief, but he too gave up six runs and three hits in two innings.

Rancel Rosado was St. Andrews’ top batter, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Four different Skyhawks tallied two hits, and Riliania Familia led the team with three RBIs.

Saturday’s rubber match was closer than the Friday afternoon cap, but the result was the same — a Point victory.

The Skyhawks racked up 14 hits and scored four runs through the first two innings. St. Andrews managed to get on the board with the first run of the contest, and though the Knights allowed five unanswered runs heading into the top of the sixth, they added scores in the sixth and seventh to stay within striking distance.

But Point got a much-needed run in the bottom of the seventh to extend its lead back out to 6-3, effectively ending St. Andrews’ comeback attempt.

Luis Florentino scored the win for Point after allowing only one earned run and five hits in six innings on the mound. Florentino added six strikeouts as well. The Skyhawks did commit a pair of errors which St. Andrews turned into two runs.

Michael Coombs received the loss for the Knights as he gave up six runs and 13 hits without recording any strikeouts in seven innings.

Anthony Padron paced Point with a trio of hits and two RBIs.

Kyle Schade and Trey Byrd had two hits apiece for St. Andrews.

St. Andrews will look to rebound today when it travels to Sumter, South Carolina to play Morris College at 1 p.m.

Logan Martinez can be reached at 910-506-3170. Follow him on Twitter @L_Martinez13.

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