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BCC Rallies for Crucial Conference Baseball Victory Over Broward College
March 22, 2013 - It's never over until it's over and never was that more true than Friday night for Brevard Community College's baseball team.
The Titans fell behind host Broward College 4-1 in the first inning and trailed 4-3 with two outs and nobody on in the ninth inning in a crucial Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference game.
But BCC refused to buckle and scored four runs to pull out a 7-4 victory and improve to 5-6 in the conference and 17-14-1 overall. Broward, which had beaten BCC on consecutive days earlier this month in Melbourne, fell to 5-6 and 22-13.
The victory allowed BCC to put space between itself and last-place Indian River State College (3-9) in the race for the final qualifying spot for the postseason conference tournament.
Aaron Miller started for BCC and was relieved by Taylor Brookes who pitched five scoreless innings to get the victory. Chris Gilmore got the save.
Broward outhit BCC 11-8 but the Titans got the late hits that mattered. Chris Dennis went 3-for-4 for BCC with four stolen bases. Matt Harris went 2-for-3 with five runs batted in.
"They never quit playing hard," BCC head coach Jeff Tam said of this team. "They were all doing their job. Brookes pitched flawlessly."
The teams meet again at 1 p.m. Saturday at Broward. BCC then hosts conference foe Palm Beach State at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus before traveling to Lake Worth for a rematch at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
BCC then hosts conference first-place and nationally third-ranked Miami Dade (10-2 and 26-5) in a critical two-game set at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Admission to BCC home games is free.