MELBOURNE, Fla.-Junior Jon Baksh (Mississauga, Canada) again proved his 2005 SSC Player of the Year status by coming through in the pinch for Florida Tech
(7-5) bringing home the winning run to defeat Lynn (6-3) 6-5 in non-conference action at the Seminick-Hall Field this afternoon.
Baksh led the Panthers going three-for-four with two runs and three RBI’s including smacking his sixth and seventh double on the season. Also notching
their first doubles on the season for the Panthers today was Senior Paul Stone (Dayton, Ohio) and Sophomore Nick Brennan (Detroit, Michigan). Brennan who
scored the winning run went two-for-four for the game proving to be the only other Panther other than Baksh to notch a multiple hit game.
Lynn got the scoring started in the first inning when lead off batter Nicolas Boisevert (Laval, Quebec) reached on an error and scored off a passed ball to
put the Fighting Knights up 1-0.
The Panthers answered back scoring three runs in the bottom of the first with senior Bryan Stanton (Merritt Island, Florida), Baksh and junior Eammon
Powers (Staten Island, New York).
The score remained 3-1 until the top of the eighth with Lynn grabbing one run off a two errors by the Panthers.
Lynn had an effective ninth inning coming back to knot the score five all scoring three more runs.
Tech’s starter junior Jay Crouse (Naples, Florida) pitched eight effective innings allowing only two hits on two unearned runs, placing four on while
striking out three. Reliever sophomore Mike Campbell (Melbourne, Florida) picked up the win despite a close call allowing three runs on two hits finishing
the game with a 1-1 overall hurling record.
The Fighting Knights reliever Craig Sheets (Hollywood, Florida) was the losing pitcher of record facing five batters giving up the tie allowing two hits
and one final run to give the Panthers the victory.
The Panthers will be on the road tomorrow traveling to St. Augustine to play Flagler at a 6:00 p.m. game.