EFSC Baseball Defeats Indian River State College 5-3

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victory improved Eastern Florida’s overall record to 28-18

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Eastern Florida’s baseball team got a strong effort from relief pitcher Miguel Castellanos in defeating Indian River State College 5-3 on Wednesday in Fort Pierce. (EFSC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s baseball team got a strong effort from relief pitcher Miguel Castellanos in defeating Indian River State College 5-3 on Wednesday in Fort Pierce.

Castellanos, a sophomore righty, relieved starter Dustin Hagy with no outs and two runners on base in the third inning.

Castellanos pitched out of the jam and worked three more innings to get the victory.

Freshman Noah Dyals got the save.

Sophomore Alessandro Lima had a double and two runs batted in for Eastern Florida. Classmate Nick Capra was 2-for-3.

The victory improved Eastern Florida’s overall record to 28-18 and its FCSAA Southern Conference second-place mark to 14-10 with four games to play.

Last-place Indian River fell to 12-28 and 5-20. Eastern Florida won the teams’ season series six games to one.

Jeff Tam

Jeff Tam

“The boys did a great job pitching and on defense and with timely hitting,” Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Tam said.

“It’s there for them to go and get.”

Eastern Florida and Indian River both had nine hits. Indian River had three errors and Eastern Florida two.

Conference foe and fourth-place Miami Dade College, which began Wednesday at 12-11, comes calling at 4 p.m. Friday before the teams clash again at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kendall.

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Eastern Florida concludes the regular season by hosting first-place Palm Beach State at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 in the third and final televised game on WEFS-TV and then visits Palm Beach in Lake Worth at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

The top two conference finishers advance to the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament.

The third place finisher faces a play-in game.


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