Tech Shows No “Brotherly Love” While Crushing Philadelphia 21-1
MELBOURNE, Fla.- Local sophomore left handed reliever Mike Campbell (Melbourne, FL) hurled three scoreless innings notching his second win on the season.
Campbell (2-1) effectively shut down thirteen batters allowing only walk while fanning three for the blow-out. The Florida Tech Panthers (12-6) downed the
visiting Philadelphia Rams (0-4) 21-1 in an afternoon game that lasted two and one half hours.
Four Panthers managed to grab three hits with senior third baseman Randy (Melbourne, Fla.) led the way going 3-for-4 with four runs and three RBI’s.
Lead-off batter sophomore center fielder Nick Brennan (Detroit, Mich.) also went 3-for-4 with two runs and 1 RBI while smacking two triples for the game.
Brennan started the romp in the bottom of the first slicing a stand-up triple to right center. Next-up, senior second baseman Paul Stone (Dayton, Ohio)
brought home Brennan to score the first of 21 runs for the Panthers. Junior right fielder Jon Baksh (Mississauga, Canada) repeated Brennan’s action with
another triple to right field. Baksh would score next after clean-up batter senior first baseman Devin Hopkins (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) grounded out to the
bring home the winning run.
Tech would go on to score one run in the second, four in the third, seven in the fourth, one run in the sixth and finishing off two Rams’ pitchers in the
eighth to tally the final six runs. Tech almost made it through the batting order twice before finishing off their late game jaunt in the bottom of the
Junior designated hitter Eammon Powers (Staten Island, N.Y.) also had a multiple hit and run game finishing with three hits, two runs and one RBI. Freshman
catcher Kevin Villa (Miami, Fla.) added three hits and three runs including a double.
Philly’s center fielder Gregg Stepp (Philadelphia, Pa.) had a perfect batting appearance going 3-for-3 notching the Rams lone run for the game. No other
Philadelphia member hit more than once this afternoon.
Tech’s starter junior right hander Jay Crouse (Naples, Fla.) pitched four innings, allowing one run on two hits, while putting away five and walking one
for his effort. Freshman right hander Colin Meigs (Jacksonville, Fla.) closed the game throwing two effective innings allowing no hits, no runs and only
placing two on base.
Ram’s starting hurler Ryan Fox (Manalapan, N.J.) suffered the loss. Fox gave up twelve runs on fourteen hits for his 3.1 inning appearance.
The Panthers are back in action tomorrow hosting Assumption College at 2:00 p.m. at Seminick-Hall field.