Baseball Doubles Up Stetson in Series Opener, 8-4

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The North Florida bats homered three times and the arms got key punchouts when they needed them as UNF doubled up the Hatters, 8-4, in a humid and blustery series opener Friday, May 6 from Harmon Stadium.

The Ospreys (19-27, 9-13 ASUN) homered in the third, fourth and sixth inning while pounding out 13 hits, 10 of which came against Stetson starter Nick Durgin. Durgin surrendered a season-high tally in hits allowed as UNF derailed one of the best arms in the ASUN East Division as of late.

Lefty Peter Holden managed to strand Stetson (21-24, 6-16 ASUN) runners in key situations, sneaking out of danger to earn the win after 5.1 innings of four-run ball. Stephen Halstead bridged the mid-to-late innings with 2.2 scoreless, before righty Max McKinley struck out the side in the ninth for his second save of the season.

Abraham Sequera, Isaiah Byars and Grant Grodi all homered, tying the team single game best for roundtrippers this season.

UNF 8, Stetson 4

Pitchers of Record

Win: Peter Holden (4-2)

Loss: Nick Durgin (1-4)

Save: Max McKinley (2)

Line Scores

Stetson | 4R, 9H, 0E, 10 LOB

UNF | 8R, 13H, 2E, 7 LOB

Behind the Line Score

  • UNF strung three two-out hits together, scoring two in the first. Sequera flared a single, Cade Westbrook roped a double down the left field line and Aidan Sweatt poked a two-run single through the right side.
  • Peter Holden stranded two Hatters baserunners in both the first and second inning.
  • Sequera belted a solo home run into the trees beyond Varsity Lane in right center, putting UNF up 3-0 in the third. 
  • Stetson got two runs back with a two-out triple from Cameron Hill to left center, getting just by the outstretched glove of Tyler Gerteisen.
  • One batter later, Sweatt ran down a soft liner into shallow center, saving a run.
  • UNF responded as Byars clubbed a no-doubt two-run home to the flags in left center, scoring Justin Holmes for a 5-2 lead.
  • Stetson’s Nick DiPonzio hit a solo home run just over the wall in right to cut the Hatters’ deficit back to two. 
  • Westbrook tracked down a fly ball in the right field corner, saving a run just batters later.
  • Stetson hit another solo home run to start the sixth, this time an opposite field solo home run from Christian Pregent.
  • It was UNF’s turn for a solo home run as Grodi launched his second career long ball to right center, giving UNF a 6-4 lead in the sixth.
  • Consecutive singles from Westbrook, Sweatt and a bunt base hit from Dallen Leach loaded the bags. Westbrook scored despite a double play before a wild pitch plated Sweatt for an 8-4 lead.
  • Stetson made it interesting in the ninth, notching consecutive singles to open the frame. After 2.2 scoreless innings, Halstead was lifted for McKinley. 
  • McKinley fanned three-straight batters looking to earn the save.

Statistical Leaders

Stetson

  • Cameron Hill | 2-for-4, 2RBI, 3B
  • Christian Pregent | 2-for-4, HR, 2B
  • Nick DiPonzio | 1-for-5, HR

UNF

Notes

  • Sequera hit his 15th career home run.
  • It was UNF’s seventh multi-home run game.
  • UNF reached double-digit hits for the 22nd time this year. 
  • UNF matched a single-game best with three home runs. 
  • Holden has won in his last two decisions. 
  • Holden has held Stetson to six earned runs over 13.1 innings this year, earning a pair of wins. 
  • UNF has won eight of its last 11 games against the Hatters. 
  • Grodi hit his first home run since February of 2020.

Up Next
UNF hosts Stetson for Senior Day tomorrow. The ceremonies will get going at 1:30 p.m. prior to the 2:05 p.m. first pitch.
 



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