Florida Tech Panthers Split Series With Spring Hill College After Shutout Victory 8-0
By Florida Tech // February 18, 2020
Raul Quintero now leads team with 11 hits this season
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech baseball hosted Spring Hill College in a doubleheader at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field on Saturday. The Panthers split games with the Badgers. Tech dominated game one 8-0 with an outstanding pitching performance by Andrew Marzheuser.
Florida Tech headed to the 10th inning for the third time this season, but Spring Hill even up the series-winning 3-2.
Florida Tech recorded 10 hits, seven RBI’s, and left seven runners on base.
Tech received an incredible pitching performance by senior Andrew Marzheuser. The Ohio native, earned his first win of the season pitching eight shutout innings. Marzheuser only allowed two hits, a walk, recorded eight strikeouts in his best start of the season. The senior dominated the Badger lineup taking a no-hitter to the 6th inning. Marzheuser’s location was undoubtedly the best head coach Greg Berkemeier has ever seen out of his number one pitcher.
Justin Barney came in the 9th inning to close game one. The senior did not allow a hit and recorded two strikeouts.
Rodnie Bernard and Raul Quintero had a great day at the play both going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Quintero is now leading the team with a .344 batting average and 11 hits on the year.
Dylan Owens recorded two hits in three at-bats. The senior tallied a run, two RBI’s, an extra-base hit, and a walk helping the Panthers earn the win.
Jakob Newton had two RBI’s going 1-for-4 with a stolen base. Blaise Maris contributed to the Panther win going 1-for-4 with an RBI in the game.
Greg Berkemeier gave the ball to Joey Hecht who pitched five innings giving up five hits, two runs, one earn run, a walk, and three strikeouts.
Blake Beyel came in the 6th inning and gave the Panthers and outstanding outing pitching four innings without allowing a run and recorded five strikeouts. Beyel leads the Panthers in the strikeout category with 17 strikeouts.
Florida Tech collected two runs, eight hits, an RBI, an extra-base hit, and walked four times in 10 innings of play.
Raul Quintero collected a hit, a run scored, a walk, and an extra-base hit. Dylan Owens tallied two hits in five at-bats.
Josh Ford collected a hit in the ninth inning to tie the game up a two apiece to send the Panthers to extras innings.
The Crimson and Gray will be back tomorrow to wrap up the series against the Badgers at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.
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