LU
Elasik

BOCA RATON, Fla. – No. 23 Lynn recorded the most hits since the first series of the season to knock off Adelphi 9-4 on Monday. Mike Diorio was the catalyst for the Fighting Knights offense with a 4-for-5 day at the plate but Cory Elasik provided much of the firepower by going 3-for-5 with a home run and four runs batted in. Overall, Lynn managed 16 hits with five players recording multi-hit outings.

Clutch hitting helped carry LU (13-7) to five two-out runs in the bottom of the first frame. With Diorio and Smith on base, Elasik made it 2-0 with a single down the right field line. A stolen base later, Jason Matusik drove in his only run of the contest with a single inside the third base line. Kyle Radzewski then topped off the inning with a two-run bases loaded single back up the middle to plate Matusik and Eric Herrera.

Adelphi (5-2) starter Jimmy Milani was chased in the third after Phil Mannally lassoed a single to center field to give the Blue & White a 6-0 advantage. His replacement, Jeff Andersen, would only last 1.2 innings as Lynn added two more to the scoreboard in the fourth. Diorio and Smith once again held down first and second and Elasik brought home one with a base hit through the right side of the infield. Mannelly then drove in his second RBI with a single to right field.

Jason Whelan (2-2) was impressive in his first-career start, limiting the Panthers to four hits over five innings. His only mistake came in the top of the fourth when he surrendered a solo home run to Anthony Zarrella. Whelan and LU’s four relievers did not issue a walk, marking the second time this season the Fighting Knights pitching staff did not allow a base on balls.

Austin Bailey was also a victim of Zarrella as the lefty first baseman drove in one with a double and later scored on a single by Richard Mejia in the sixth. Elasik answered back in the bottom half of the inning with his first career home run, a solo shot over the left field fence.

Lynn limited Adelphi to two hits over the last three innings as the Panthers were only able to score on a wild pitch.