Silverio Hits for Cycle to Lead Eastern Florida to 14-5
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // February 17, 2015
Sophomore Luis Silverio hit for the cycle
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s baseball team rapped out 18 hits, including three home runs, to defeat Community College of Baltimore County 14-5 on Monday at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus.
Eastern Florida improved to 6-5. CCBC fell to 0-3.
Lead off hitter freshman Vinny Capra had three hits for the second straight game and hit his first collegiate home run in the fifth inning.
Capra had two runs batted in while his brother sophomore Nick Capra had two hits and three RBI.
Sophomore Luis Silverio led the Eastern Florida offense hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple and an eighth-inning solo home run.
Sophomore Brandon Gomez homered in the sixth inning. Sophomore Freddy Ramos also had three hits.
Freshman left hander Jacob Burns picked up the victory going six innings allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out eight, issued three walks and hit two batters.
Eastern Florida led 8-2 after three innings, 10-2 after five innings and 12-2 after six.
“We pitched well enough to win and we swung the bats,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Tam.
“These guys (CCBC) their timing’s off, it’s only their second day outside. It’s tough on them. They’re a good ball club.”
Eastern Florida continues its busy week with a Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference game against Broward College in Davie at 4 p.m. Tuesday, hosting Polk State College at 5 p.m. Wednesday, CCBC for a re-match at 5 p.m. Friday and traveling to Ocala for a doubleheader with the College of Central Florida on Saturday.
“We’re in a stretch . . . these kids came here to play baseball and we’re going to be on he field as much as we can,” Tam said.
“I think we’re OK. Tomorrow we’ll go down there (Broward) and grind out nine innings and see what the result is.”
Eastern Florida is 1-1 in the conference. Broward is 4-7 and 1-0. Southern Conference teams play 28 conference games this season, meeting each team seven times.