Baseball team loses in 16 innings Sunday

Baseball team loses in 16 innings Sunday

In a game the lasted over five hours and 16 innings, the Eastern Florida State College baseball team could not pull out the win against Lake Sumter State College, falling 7-6 Sunday at Bruce Bochy Field.

Down 4-0 in the sixth inning, third baseman Alejandro Rodriguez hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to cut the lead in half.

Then in the seventh inning, the Titans scored four runs to take a 6-4 lead highlighted by Bryan Pena's RBI triple.

But Lake Sumter would tie the game in the top of the eighth inning.

From there the two pitching staffs put up zeroes until the top of the 16th inning as Michael Entenza and Pable Barquero Jackson pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing just the one run in the 16th inning. With two outs in the bottom of the 16th inning, the Titans got back-toback singles from Dilan Espinal and Alvaro Valdez, but coud not tie the game.

Alex Carpenter started and struck out six in three innings allowing one earned run.

Valdez and Rodriguez each had three hits for the Titans.

The Titans will open the Southern Conference schedule Wednesday evening at Bruce Bochy Field, hosting Miami-Dade College at 4 p.m. Admission is free.