Florida Memorial Lions Lose Home Opener

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The Florida Memorial University Lions baseball team (3-2) took on Keiser University (4-1) for their 2019 home opener on Tuesday afternoon. Throwing out the ceremonial 1st pitch of the was Board Of Trustee Member E. Ray Smith who is also a graduate of FMU C/O 1976.

The Seahawks of Keiser University came out swinging in the top of the 1st inning as they scored 3 runs on 3 hits and took advantage of a throwing error to open things up. The Lions would get their first hit of the game in the bottom of the second inning as Darrin Brown singled to left off of hard throwing Keiser starting pitcher, Colton Kenagy. The Lions would not get another hit in the inning and strand Brown on the bases. For the Seahawks, Kanagy would pitch 4 innings, give up 2 hits, walk 3 and strike out 4 as he captured the victory. In the top of the 5th inning, the Lions suffered a bad inning as the Seahawks would push 3 runners on 2 hits and take advantage of 1 Lions error.

The Seahawks would build a commanding 6-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings before the Lions would show some life. In the bottom of the 5th inning the Lions would finally score 1 run. The Seahawks would add another run in the top of the 8th inning when designated hotter Christian Sanjurjo doubled to left field. The Lions would come to life again in the bottom of the 8th inning when Yunior Sanchez singled to left field to get things started. Sanchez would eventually score along with Nathan Llanes, but that was all that the Lions offense could do against the Seahawks dominating pitching and defense. The Seahawks captured the victory, 3-7 in an 8 inning game. The 9th inning was not played due to darkness.

The Lions were led by Yunior Sanchez who went 2-4 with 1 run scored. Lions pitcher Christian Sanchez took the loss, pitching 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs, walking 2 batters, and striking out 3.

The Lions will be on the road next Friday and Saturday as the play a 3 game series at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.

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