Eagles’ bats go silent in loss to FSCJ
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 17, 2016) – Five pitchers combined to limit Tallahassee Community College to just five hits in Florida State College at Jacksonville's 3-1 win over the Eagles on Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Field.
Tallahassee (12-3), who began a second week as the No. 1 team in the NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Coaches' Poll on Tuesday, lost for just the third time in 15 games this season. Meanwhile, the Blue Wave (2-9) snapped a nine-game losing streak.
After FSCJ starter Dalton Delano went five innings and allowed all five hits and the Eagles' lone run, four relievers threw one hitless inning each.
The first member of the bullpen quartet, Mill Lang, picked up the win while Cale Gibson recorded the save.
The loss offset a nice outing from University of Central Florida transfer Ryan Terry, who was making his first start for Tallahassee. The southpaw carried a shutout into the sixth before allowing an unearned run to tie the game.
Terry came back out for the seventh but his day ended after Jordan Stacy singled with one out and stole second. FSCJ loaded the bases against reliever Nick Marchese then drew back-to-back walks – the first by Marchese, the second by Rion Murrah.
Despite taking the loss, Terry (0-1) struck out seven, walked none and allowed only five hits over 6.1 innings.
Tallahassee scored its only run in the third on an RBI-groundout by Kyle Cavanaugh.
Josh Nothdorft had two of the Eagles' five hits.
Tallahassee will open a two-game set against Region 8 No. 4 State College of Florida at 6 p.m. Friday at Eagle Field.