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Titans Suffer Two Baseball Losses to Miami Dade; Three Crucial Games Remain
April 19, 2014 - Eastern Florida's baseball team suffered two losses at Miami Dade College on Saturday dampening its drive to its first Florida College System Activities Association state tournament bid since 2001.
Eastern Florida lost a game suspended from Friday due to rain, 7-6, and dropped Saturday's scheduled game 9-5 committing five errors in the process.
The losses dropped Eastern Florida to 10-11 in the Southern Conference, dropping it back into the clutches of Palm Beach State, which is 11-11. Broward College, which was 8-12 heading into Saturday, played Indian River State, 8-13.
Each team plays 24 conference games.
First-place Miami Dade improved to 16-6. The top two teams in each of the FCSAA's four conferences advance to the state tournament. The four third-place finishers play off to determine the final two entrants.
Eastern Florida had the lead three times in Saturday's 9-5 loss but could not hold it. Each time had nine hits and Miami Dade committed two errors.
Eastern Florida now faces three critical games to finish the regular season. It plays a make-up game at home at 6 p.m. Monday against Indian River State, journeys to Lake Worth to play Palm Beach State at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and closes the regular season at home at Bruce Bochy Field on the Melbourne Campus against Palm Beach at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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