Eastern Florida State College Sports Roundup
By Space Coast Daily // March 17, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: Eastern Florida State College recently uploaded this short teaser featuring EFSC coach, Jeff Tam, as well as some key players as the Titans look forward to post-season play.
Non-Conference Games Against LeFleche Loom for EFSC Baseball
Eastern Florida’s baseball team steps out of Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference play to host Canadian visitors College LeFleche.
Games against the Quebec school are scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus. Admission is free.
Eastern Florida is 15-8 overall and in first place in the Southern Conference at 5-3. The Titans have won five of their last eight games. LeFleche, in the middle of its annual United States trip, lost 21-3 to Southern Conference member Broward College on Sunday, and was scheduled to play the Seahawks again on Monday.
EFSC BEAT LeFLECHE TWICE LAST SEASON
LeFleche is 6-10 overall. The Titans beat LeFleche twice last season, 6-2 and 5-4.
Eastern Florida resumes conference play by visiting Indian River State College (11-13, 2-4) in Fort Pierce at 3 p.m. Friday and then hosting the Pioneers at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Titans will play four games over Spring Break, hosting Morton College of Cicero, IL at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24; visiting Webber International’s junior varsity at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in Babson Park; and visiting Broward for conference games at 6 p.m. Friday, March 28 and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
Three Former Titans Men’s Basketball Players to Compete in NCAA Tournament
Three former Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball players — Corey Walden, D’Montre Edwards and Gary Gaskins — will participate in the NCAA tournament.
All three were coached by current head coach Jeremy Shulman when the Titans were known as Brevard Community College.
Walden plays for Eastern Kentucky, Edwards for Tennessee and Gaskins for Oklahoma State. “March Madness is the absolute best time of the year and it doesn’t get any better than the NCAA Tournament,” Shulman said. “And for three former players to be going with their respective teams to the Big Dance is incredibly exciting.”
Walden and No. 15 Eastern Kentucky play No. 2 Kansas at 4:10 p.m. Friday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO in the South Regional.
Edwards and Tennessee meet Iowa in a play-in game at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in the UD Arena in Dayton, OH. Gaskins and No. 9 Oklahoma State play No. 8 Gonzaga at 4:40 p.m. Friday at the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl in San Diego, CA in the West Regional.
Walden and Edwards graduated in 2012, Gaskins in 2013.
Walden was the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year this season and an All-OVC selection. He started all 33 regular-season games for the Colonels, leading the team in steals with 73 and free throw shooting percentage at .832.
He was second in minutes played at 1,052, second in rebounds at 138, second in assists at 98, second in points scored at 466 and second in points per game at 14.1.
Edwards and Gaskins both played roles off the bench for their teams.