#TCCBaseball improves to 9-0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 6, 2016) – Kyle Taddeo's walk-off double scored Tyler Kinard and Deyvid Silva to give Tallahassee Community College a 4-3 win in game two of Saturday's doubleheader against East Georgia State College, part of the TCC Diamond Classic.
Tallahassee picked up a 1-0 victory in Saturday's opener and is now a perfect 9-0 on the season.
The Eagles rallied in their final at-bat after watching East Georgia State score three runs in the top of the seventh to grab a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom half, Ethan Crout drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a double by Kinard. The next batter, Silva, was hit by a pitch to load the bases and put the winning run in scoring position.
After a force out at home and a strikeout, Taddeo was the Eagles' final hope and he delivered, sending Collin Pike's 1-1 pitch down the right field line, easily scoring Kinard and Silva with the tying and winning runs.
Taddeo, whose first-inning single scored Silva and Kyle Cavanaugh, went 2-for-4 and drove in all four Tallahassee runs.
Kinard had the Eagles' only other hit and was 1-for-3.
Despite blowing the save opportunity, Marchese (1-0) emerged with his first collegiate victory.
From a pitching standpoint, the nightcap was merely an extension of Craig Olson's (2-0) masterpiece in the opener.
The southpaw recorded his second consecutive two-hit shutout in the Eagles' 1-0 win.
Unlike Olson's season debut, there was no no-hit drama on Saturday, but he was just as dominant allowing only a leadoff single in the second and a one-out single in the seventh. He walked two and struck out two and has allowed just four hits in 14 innings of work this season.
Tallahassee manufactured a run in the fifth, which proved to be all the offense either side could muster.
Josh Nothdorft led off the inning with a single and Myron Mebane followed with a walk. Both runners advanced on Mac Wilson's sac bunt then Crout singled home Nothdorft to give Olson and the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Tallahassee will put its 9-0 record on the line at 3 p.m. Monday when it travels to Santa Fe College.