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Craig Olson has pitched back-to-back shutouts to start the season.
Craig Olson has pitched back-to-back shutouts to start the season.

#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. 

Thomas Nicoll started and pitched five innings of one-hit ball before handing things over to Ryan Terry and eventually Nick Marchese. The trio combined to hold the Bobcats to just two hits. 

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 managed only five hits – one each by Crout, Zach Featherstone, Cavanaugh, Bret Maxwell and Nothdorft. 

Tallahassee will put its 9-0 record on the line at 3 p.m. Monday when it travels to Santa Fe College.