MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Lions came up short in both games of Saturday's doubleheader—falling 9-3 in game one and 14-6 in game two.
Cole Stancil led the Lions in hits with three on the afternoon while also scoring two runs. Chris Newcomb, Dillon Vitale, Michael Revell, and Bobby Twitty all collected two hits each between the two games. Twitty drove in three runs on Saturday while extending his hit streak to 11 games.
In game one of the doubleheader the Lions took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Newcomb doubled and was eventually brought home on Twitty's single through the right side.
Barry scored three runs in the bottom of the third though to take a 3-1 lead. Two innings later with the Lions still trailing by a pair of runs, the Bucs committed four consecutive errors in the top of the seventh to allow the Lions to tie the game at three runs apiece.
One inning later the Bucs pushed another run across the board to regain the lead and in the bottom of the eighth put up a five-spot to put the game out of the Lions reach.
Taking the loss for the Lions was Rick Teasley—who tossed seven innings and allowed five earned runs. Earning the win for Barry and improving his record to 3-0 was Adrian Benitez.
In game two of the doubleheader Barry jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. The Lions did show some life offensively in game two—totaling 10 hits—but it was not enough to counter the Bucs' offensive attack.
The Lions scored a pair of runs in the top of the third but Barry followed it up in the bottom half of the inning by adding three more runs to their total.
The Lions' starter Tyrone Miller threw just one and a third innings before being relieved by Austin Buck. Buck tossed and inning and two thirds before be followed up by Chris Williams, Henry Johnson, and Michael Dunnigan—who each hurled one inning apiece.
Next up for the Lions is a midweek game at home against Florida Southern. First pitch for that contest is set for 6:00 p.m.