BSB: Sand Sharks score 28 runs in DH sweep of Tigers

After a tough three-game sweep at the hands of St. Thomas, USCB baseball bounced back with an offensive explosion Tuesday. The Sand Sharks’ bats sizzled, dropping 28 runs on Edward Waters in a pair of seven-inning road victories, 20-11 and 8-3.  

After starting the series opener with a run in the first inning, USCB erupted in the second, batting around the order and sending 14 across the plate to take a massive 15-0 advantage. The Tigers pounced for two in the bottom half, but Ted Faulkner’s squad responded with five more in the third to go up 20-2. Edward Waters continued to battle, but couldn’t make up the monstrous deficit. 

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Leandy Castro carried the hot bat, going 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs. Jack Slavin stayed hot from his five-hit game on Monday with a 2-for-3 performance. Kyran Russ added a dinger on a 2-for-4 outing while driving in three runs, and Ryan Reynolds earned the win on the mound.

USCB continued its mojo at the plate to start game two, rattling off three runs in the top of the first. The Tigers matched the three-run output in the bottom half, but the Sand Sharks’ strong pitching held Edward Waters off the board the rest of the way. USCB took back the lead with one run in the third before extending the advantage with three in the fourth. The Sand Sharks added a final tally in the seventh before closing out the Tigers to take a dominant two-game sweep.

Russ continued to shine at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and a trio of RBIs. Castro recorded another two-hit game, and Clint Sellers recorded a 2-for-4 line while knocking in a pair of runs. Javier Saenz picked up the win for the Sand Sharks.

USCB (8-7, 2-4) returns home Saturday to face Mid-Atlantic Christian in a doubleheader. 

By Wes Kerr

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