BCC Edges Canadian Opponent In Baseball
By Space Coast Daily // March 14, 2013
Pair of Late Errors Boosts Squad To Victory
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Community College baseball team evened its season record at 13-13-1 on Wednesday night, but not without a mighty struggle.
In fact the College Le Fleche of Quebec, Canada gift-wrapped the 5-4 BCC victory with two errors in the bottom of the ninth inning at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus.
BCC, which managed one hit through five innings – a bunt single by Matt Harris in the fourth – fell behind 4-0 before plating single runs in the sixth and seventh inning and then scoring three times in its final at bat.
Chris Dennis led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and T.J. Glessner singled. Matt Harris then reached on an error – a dropped fly ball by the Le Fleche left fielder that scored Dennis – and Hunter Denning was intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out.
Jorge Gonzales hit into a fielder’s choice – Glessner being thrown out at the plate. Roman Restrepo grounded out catcher to first base scoring Harris with the tying run.
Chad Searcy then grounded to the Le Fleche first baseman who misplayed the ball for an error allowing Denning to score the winning run.
“We survived that game only because they played a little worse than we did,” BCC head coach Jeff Tam said. “We got lucky tonight.”
The Titans were limited to four hits while Le Fleche had five. Chayce Hubbard was the winning pitcher.
Things get more difficult for BCC, which faces a Friday and Saturday home-and-home series with Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference foe Indian River State College. BCC plays at Indian River at 3 p.m. Friday and hosts Indian River at 6 p.m. Saturday.
“We need to play hard, mistake-free baseball and execute all aspects of the game and give ourselves a chance,” Tam said of the Indian River State games.
“Indian River will make adjustments after they lost their first two conference games to us so we must be prepared to both execute and make the routine plays.”
BCC is 3-5 in conference play while Indian River is 2-5 and 11-13 overall.
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