Titans Explode For 24-Runs Over ASA 24-8, Improve To 19-14

By  //  March 25, 2015

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Luis Silverio led EFSC with five hits

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Eastern Florida’s baseball team limbered up for a brutal stretch of seven FCSAA Southern Conference games in 11 days on Tuesday with a 24-8 victory over ASA College Miami at Bruce Bochy Field. (EFSC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s baseball team limbered up for a brutal stretch of seven FCSAA Southern Conference games in 11 days on Tuesday with a 24-8 victory over ASA College Miami at Bruce Bochy Field.

The Titans pounded out a season-high of 25 hits in scoring their season high in runs.

ASA collected eight hits off four Eastern Florida pitchers in the game that fell just short of 3 ½ hours in length.

Eastern Florida improved to 19-14 overall. It now faces a stretch of games that could determine whether it earns an automatic bid to the NCJAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament by finishing first or second in the conference or faces a play-in game as the third-place finisher.

Eastern Florida is 7-6 in the conference and in third place trailing Broward College and Palm Beach State, which are 10-5. Teams play 28 conference games.

Miami Dade, which hosts Eastern Florida at 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday in Kendall, is 6-7. Indian River State, which visits Bruce Bochy Field at 4 p.m. Sunday, is 2-12.

Beyond Sunday Eastern Florida has a Tuesday-Wednesday home-and-home with Palm Beach State and hosts Broward at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

The April 3 game will be carried live on WEFS-TV and streamed live at njcaatv.com.

Jeff Tam

Jeff Tam

“Every game that will play from here on out is going to mean something to us,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Tam.

“It’s going to put us in the right spot or it’s going to put you behind the eight ball and then you can’t let games go. We’re going to go out and we’ll swing the bats and hopefully we’re pitching well and playing good defense.

“Anything we can swing offensively off this game will be great.”

Luis Silverio

Luis Silverio

Sophomore Luis Silverio led the Eastern Florida offense on Tuesday with five hits. Freshman John Capra had four hits and four runs batted in.

Every Titans starter had at least two hits. Sophomore Brandon Gomez homered in the fourth inning for his second hit.

Even pinch-hitters and subs Angel Soto and Alessandro Lima had a hit apiece.

The Titans batted around twice, scoring five runs in the second inning and 10 in the eighth.

Righty Dustin Hagy went five innings to get the victory and was followed by Miguel Castellanos, Josh Smith and closer Alec Lamrouex who struck out the side in the ninth.

ASA used six pitchers.

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“They don’t have the depth on the mound yet,” Tam said of ASA. “But offensively those guys competed very well. They were tough to put away.

“You look at the board, did we put up a lot? We did. We executed but we didn’t pitch very well. I don’t think we pitched well at all except for Lamrouex doing his job at the back end. That was just to get him some work.

“We need to play better defense. It just comes down to executing. Luckily the guys offensively did their job and then some.”


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