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Miami Dade Wins 11-2 to Sweep BCC in Baseball
March 30, 2013 - Miami Dade College collected 17 hits off six Brevard Community College pitchers on Saturday to cruise to an 11-2 Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference victory at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus.
Miami Dade beat BCC 7-4 on Friday and now stands 13-2 and in first place in the conference. BCC fell to 6-10 with its third straight conference loss but still holds a one-game lead over fifth-place Indian River State College in the race for the conference's final postseason spot.
Miami Dade improved to 29-5 overall while BCC fell to 18-18-1.
Much like Friday's game Miami Dade jumped out to a quick lead and held a 6-0 advantage after three innings. BCC's only runs came on a two-run home run by designated hitter David King in the sixth inning to make the score 10-2.
Miami Dade lefthander Patrick Carter, a University of Georgia transfer, limited BCC to six hits over his seven innings of work. BCC finished with eight hits.
"Their guy, through the seventh inning, through 29 batters, threw 24 first-pitch fastballs and on 17 of them we didn't offer at for strikes," BCC head coach Jeff Tam said. "Someone's going to set that track record and you don't take advantage of it, we've got a long way obviously learning how to hit better."
Tam also expressed concern with his team's pitching.
"The bottom line is if you don't pitch well you're not going to win and that's what the result's been," he said. "We've got to work ahead in the count, we've got to make tough pitches."
BCC now gets some time to regroup with its turn for the conference bye week. The Titans don't play again until hosting conference foe Broward College at 5 p.m. Friday at Bruce Bochy Field. The match-up begins BCC's final eight-game stretch to close the conference season, meeting each conference foe twice more.
"You better show up to pitch, you better show up to play, you better show up to compete every pitch of every at-bar of every inning," Tam said.
"We're still ahead of Indian River. If we stay ahead of the last-place team at least we have a fighting chance. From there we're going to have to pitch well and play good defense.
"We've got a bye week. We can get a little rested, maybe get caught up on some things."
King and T.J. Glessner collected two hits each for BCC. Victor Cartini and Hayden Kelley had three hits each for Miami Dade, which collected 27 hits in the two-game series and stole 12 bases.
Starting pitcher Taylor Brookes took the loss on Saturday for BCC.