Florida Tech Baseball Defeats Minnesota State 4-3, Earn First Back-to-Back Wins this Season
By Florida Tech Sports Information // March 11, 2020
Brett Parrish recorded two hits in three at-bats
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech baseball hosted Minnesota State Mankato on Tuesday afternoon at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field. The Panthers defeated the Mavericks 4-3 and earned their first back-to-back win of the season.
In the first inning, Florida Tech jumped to an early 2-0 over Minnesota State. The Panthers were able to tackle a couple of runs with a sacrifice fly by Blaise Maris and an RBI single to left field by Jakob Newton.
In the fourth, Tech was able to take a 4-0 lead over the Mavericks. The Panthers did it with an RBI groundout by Alec Eldridge. The fourth run was due to a wild pitch by the Mavericks that allowed Tyler Brown to score.
In the fifth, Minnesota State recorded its first run of the game with an RBI infield single. However, the Mavericks added two more with a two-RBI triple to the left-center field making it a 4-3 ball game. Andrew Dunham came in for Justin Lorenz with a runner on base and was able to get out of the inning without any further damage.
On the mound, Justin Lorenz started the game for the Crimson and Gray and delivered a quality start. The Sophomore kept the Mavericks off the board through four innings of work allowing just three hits.
Lorenz came out in the fifth after allowing a three-RBI triple by the Mavericks. Lorenz pitched 4.1 innings allowing seven hits, three runs, three walks, and three strikeouts.
Offensively, Tyler Brown continues to swings the bat well for the Panthers. The junior went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a hit by pitch. Brown, with this performance, has now recorded a hit in the last six games.
Brett Parrish recorded two hits in three at-bats and added a stolen base to his credit.
Blaise Maris, Jakob Newton, Alec Eldridge collected an RBI each to help the Panthers earn their first back-to-back win of the season.
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