Eleven Run Fifth Inning Propels Eastern Florida Titans To 21-2 Win Over Daytona State
By Michael Parsons, EFSC Sports // February 8, 2017
Ian Acevedo falls a double short of cycle
ABOVE VIDEO: 2017 Titans baseball team speaks to the media prior to the season.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Sophomore Ian Acevedo was moved up in the batting order before the game and it proved to be a good move on Wednesday night against Daytona State College.
The third baseman hit second for the first time this season and went 4-for-4 with a triple and hit his first home run of the season, coming a double shy of hitting for the cycle in the Titans 21-2 victory in seven innings at Bruce Bochy Field.
“I started a bit slow this season but the coaches told me to keep my head up, trust the process and don’t try to find what is wrong, just have a positive mind and go have a good day,” Acevedo said.
He did just that, driving in six runs and scoring four more in the game. His home run came in the middle of the Titans’ 11-run inning in which they almost batted around twice.
“It was a fastball away, right where I like it,” Acevedo said. “I saw the ball well today and I just need to build on that.”
Teammate Sammy Duran went 4-for-5, driving in three runs and scoring twice while Anthony Martinez went 3-for-3 with two doubles, scoring four times.
Starting pitcher Gabriel Rodriguez improved to 2-0 on the season, allowing one earned run on one hit in five innings of work. The sophomore struck out five.
The Titans, who improved to 5-2 on the season, will travel to Florida State College of Jacksonville Thursday for a 5 p.m. game.
They will return to Bruce Bochy Field next Wednesday, hosting Daytona State College once again.
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