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BCC Baseball Records Second Straight Shutout, Blanking Broward 4-0
April 6, 2013 - Brevard Community College's baseball team got its second strong pitching performance in two days on Saturday, blanking Broward College for the second straight day to move closer to a postseason berth.
Taylor Brookes pitched seven strong innings on Saturday at Broward to key a 4-0 victory that moved BCC's Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference record to 8-10. BCC is 20-18-1 overall.
Broward fell to 9-11 in conference and 27-18 overall. Saturday's victory combined with Friday's 1-0 win in Melbourne strengthened BCC's bid to finish in the top four in the conference.
BCC holds the fourth and final postseason qualifying spot. Indian River State College (4-15) is fifth. BCC hosts Indian River at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus and visits Indian River in Fort Pierce on Wednesday.
The first-place conference team automatically advances to the state tournament while the third-and fourth-place teams hold a one-game playoff to determine who plays the second-place team for the right to also advance to the state tournament.
Brookes allowed just three hits and struck out five before yielding to Chris Gilmore who picked up his second save in two days.
"We pitched great, got solid defense and moved the ball offensively," BCC head coach Jeff Tam said.
"We put together some great at bats in tough situations. It was a team effort. They played great."
Chris Dennis, T.J. Glessner and Austin Leeney all had two hits each for BCC.
Following the Indian River games, BCC visits first-place Miami Dade on Friday before hosting it at 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission to BCC home games is free.
BCC concludes the regular season by visiting Palm Beach State on Tuesday, April 16 and hosting Palm Beach at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.
Miami Dade is 16-2 in conference and Palm Beach is 10-9.