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Titans Softball Hosts Broward College on Thursday as Conference Play Continues

March 19, 2014 - Eastern Florida's softball team continues Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference play on Thursday hosting Broward College at a 4 and 6 p.m. doubleheader on the Palm Bay Campus.

Admission is free.

Eastern Florida is 14-17 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Broward is 1-20 overall and plays its first conference games on Thursday.

The Titans formula for success and beyond is simple, head coach Ed Yanes said.

"Catch the ball, nothing fancy," Yanes said. "I know that sounds easy, but we haven't been. The same goes for football, soccer, basketball: Take care of the ball in those sports and you can win ball games. Our Achilles heel has been defense so far.

"We have allowed one or sometimes two big innings every game. Regardless of whom the opponent is that does not lend itself to a successful outcome.

"So, with that said. We play the ball not the uniform. If we can have a better showing defensively, we will have a chance to win ball games. The stats of our opponents are irrelevant in this business."

As for Eastern Florida's offensive stats, sophomore Brooke Formby continues to lead the Titans at the plate. The pitcher-leftfielder is hitting .426, has an on-base percentage of .441 and a slugging percentage of .556. She leads in hits (46), runs (29), triples (5) and total bases (60).

Formby ranks fourth nationally in triples and 21st in hits.

Sophomore infielder-catcher Manya Lopez leads in runs batted in with 29 and in doubles with nine. Freshman pitcher-infielder Dajia Jones and sophomore right fielder Bri Seaman have two home runs each.

Beyond Broward, the Titans have five consecutive doubleheader dates on the road before returning home for their final two regular-season conference doubleheaders: Wednesday, April 16 against Indian River State and Saturday, April 19 against Miami Dade College.