Eastern Florida Locks Down Indian River State, 7-0
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // February 15, 2015
'This is a step in the right direction'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Everything came together for Eastern Florida’s baseball team on Sunday.
Sophomore Dulvis Borjas pitched eight shutout innings striking out nine batters and allowing only four hits while the Titans rapped out 13 hits en route to a 7-0 victory over Indian River State College.
The triumph at Bruce Bochy Field evened Eastern Florida’s overall record to 5-5 and moved it to 1-1 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference.
Indian River fell to 4-7 and 0-2.
Six of Eastern Florida’s hits were collected by freshman Vinny Capra batting lead off and his brother sophomore Nick Caora batting second. Each had three.
Vinny Capra scored twice while Nick collected three runs batted in. The third Capra, freshman designated hitter John also had a hit.
Sophomore Christian Diaz had two hits and sophomore Luis Silverio scored twice.
“It starts with Dulvis on the mound,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Tam. “He controlled them, made pitches when he had to.
“Anytime you are going to get your first two guys on base a lot of good things are going to happen That’s going to be the result. You are going to put up some numbers.
“This is a step in the right direction for sure.”
For his part Borjas gained confidence as the game went on.
“Everything was on today,” he said. “We had to win today.”
The victory followed Saturday’s doubleheader split with the College of Central Florida.
Eastern Florida won the first game 7-4 behind seven strong innings from starting pitcher Blair Calvo but dropped the second game 12-1, allowing 12 runs in the fourth inning. Bradley Burdett took the loss.
Eastern Florida returns to action at 5 p.m. Monday hosting the Community College of Baltimore County at Bruce Bochy Field.
The Titans then travel to Davie for a Southern Conference game with Broward College and return home to host Polk State College at 5 p.m. Wednesday and CCBC at 5 p.m. Friday.