Self-Inflicted Errors Cost Titans Against Miami Dade 11-6
By Mark DeCotis // April 19, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Errors were costly as Eastern Florida dropped a key FCSAA Southern Conference baseball game, 11-6 to Miami Dade College in Kendall on Saturday.
Eastern Florida committed four errors in falling to 29-19 overall and 15-11 in the conference, snapping a four-game conference winning streak.
Miami Dade improved to 25-20 and 14-12 in the conference and won its seven-game season series with Eastern Florida four games to three.
Eastern Florida’s hopes of qualifying for the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament now hinge on its regular-season finale two-game series with Palm Beach State on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bruce Bochy Field and 5 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Worth.
Tuesday’s game will be telecast live on WEFS-TV and streamed at www.njcaatv.com/efsc
Palm Beach leads the conference at 16-10 and is 36-14 overall. It leads the series with Eastern Florida three games to two.
The top two teams in the FCSAA’s four conferences automatically advance to the tournament. The four third-place teams compete in two play-in games to determine the tournament’s final entrants.
Eastern Florida won its season series with Broward College, which is 15-11 in the conference and would hold the tiebreaker should the teams finish even.
Miami Dade outhit Eastern Florida 16-9 on Saturday and committed two errors. Josh Smith took the loss for Eastern Florida which let a 3-0 lead slip away.
“We played horrible defense,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Tam. “There were countless plays where you can’t give an error.”.