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Baseball Completes Sweep in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior right fielder Ozzie Borrell drove in five runs to lead the Eagles to their fourth conference sweep of the season. The Eagles complete the sweep with an 8-5 win on Saturday afternoon at John Sessions Stadium to improve their record to 29-12, 19-5 A-Sun, while the Dolphins fall to 22-18, 11-13 A-Sun.
"We did what we had to do," said Eagles head coach Dave Tollett. "We pitched well and made some big plays.”
Senior J.J. Crumbley (Tampa, Fla.) got the win for the Eagles after hurling 4.1 innings of scoreless relief in which he scattered five hits, walked two and struck out two to improve his record to 6-2 on the season.
Freshman Sean Green (1-4) was received the loss for the Dolphins after allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits with two walks and a strikeout in 1.1 innings.
Ozzie Borrell (Hialeah, Fla.) led the Eagle offense by finishing by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI. Along with Borrell, senior first baseman Jason Peacock (Bartow, Fla.), senior shortstop Stephen Rassel (Lake City, Fla.), and senior catcher Graig Smith (Venice, Fla.) each tallied multiple hits.
The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first when Borrell hit a two-run double to left center to score Alvarez, and Peacock. Two batters later, Casey Coleman hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Borrell.
The Dolphins cut the deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the first when Dobbins hit an RBI double with two outs.
The Eagles increased the lead to 6-1 in the top of the second when Graig Smith hit a solo homer to left to lead off the inning and Borrell hit a two-run single to right field after freshman Stephen Wickens (Whitby, Ontario) walked, Alvarez singles to left field, and Peacock walked.
The Dolphins cut the margin to 6-2 in the bottom of the second when Ferreira hit an RBI single with two outs.
The Dolphins made it 6-3 in the bottom of the third when Martinez hit an RBI single.
The Eagles made it 7-3 in the top of the seventh when Vinnie Scarduzio hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded to bring in Peacock.
The Eagles would plate one more in the top of the eighth when Borrell hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring in freshman Josh Upchurch (Cape Coral, Fla.) to increase their lead to 8-3.
The Dolphins rallied for two run in the ninth, to make it 8-5, when Lopez hit an RBI single and freshman third baseman Jamaal Hawkins drove in a run with a grounder to third.
The Eagles will take a week off for exams before heading to Gainesville, Fla. to face the Gators for a two game set. Game one is set for Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. and game two will be on Wednesday April 30 at 6:30 p.m.