Florida Tech Panthers Lose 8-2 To Kentucky Wesleyan College On Monday Night

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Dylan Owens with a three-hit night

Florida Tech baseball hosted Kentucky Wesleyan College on Monday night at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field. The Panthers fell to KWC 8-2 on Saturday night. (FIT Image)

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech baseball hosted Kentucky Wesleyan College on Monday night at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field. The Panthers fell to KWC 8-2 on Saturday night.

Both teams were scoreless until KWC registered two runs in the top of the third with a single to right field and a fielder’s choice. Kentucky Wesleyan added three more in the fourth with a single and an extra-base hit. KWC was able to tackle a few more in the later innings to make it an 8-2 ball game.

The Panthers ultimately scored in the bottom of the fourth with a two-RBI single by Alec Eldridge scoring Dylan Owens and Diego Garcia. Tech was held scoreless throughout the rest of the game as they fell to KWC.

Rodnie Bernard and Diego Garcia went 2-for-4 in tonight’s game. Garcia also recorded a run and an extra-base hit.

Alec Eldridge recorded drove in the only runs for the Panthers. Eldridge went 1-for-3 with two RBI’s and a walk.

Dylan Owens had a three-hit night for the Panthers and his batting improves to .333 following tonight’s performance.

Jordan Murray started the game and retire the first seven batters for KWC. The senior pitched 3.2 innings allowing 6 hits, five runs, two walks, and two strikeouts.

Andres Rodriguez came in the fourth inning and quickly retire both batters he faced to end the inning. In the fifth, Rodriguez went to work quick has he delivered a pop out, a strikeout, and a line-out to end the inning. In the six he kept KWC scoreless as he threw a 1-2-3 inning. Rodriguez in the seventh ran into trouble but was able to get out without allowing a run and keeping the Panthers within reach. The junior went 3.1 innings allowing two hits, no runs, a walk, and three strikeouts.

Matt DiNenna made his first appearance of the season for the Panthers. DiNenna in his first inning of work collected a pair of strikeouts and a ground out to get out of the eighth inning.

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