MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. —
Thomas University’s baseball squad won another pair of same-day games for the second time in a week on Friday, ousting Florida Memorial 15-6 in the opening contest and 7-1 in the finale.
The Night Hawks are now 2-0 in Sun Conference play, riding a balanced attack with a .305 team batting average and 1.17 earned run average.
KC Meijia, Tyler Palmer, Damon Jackson and Andrew Crane led the charge with three hits and two RBIs each. Pitcher Kurtis Gens, following his shutout performance last Saturday, threw four strikeouts and allowed just five hits in eight innings before Nick Riley came in to close.
Thomas continued its surgew with three runs in the first inning of game two. Meija reacahed on a single to right field, Brandon Singer reached on a bunt, Trey Griffin got on with a fielder’s choice. The latter two scored on the heels of a double to deep center by Josh Bruijin.The early spark gave the Night Hawks a lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.
“The field down here, we hit some balls that would’ve easily been [a home run] if we were at our place,” Lee said, noting that the Florida Memorial left centerfield wall expands to 422 feet. “We toned it down a little with liners and grounders, because trying to hit that far, it’s just not going to happen. We used the whole field today and we did it well.”
Lee likes what he’s seeing from his number one and two aces this early in the season.
“I like our chances,” Lee said. “We play an hour later. We’re swinging the bat well.”