Florida Tech pitcher Ty Cohen closed the book on his college career in memorable fashion on Friday. He threw a complete-game three-hitter at Rollins, striking out 15 Tars’ batters and helping the Panthers to a 6-1 victory in the season finale for both teams.
The only run Cohen allowed came in the first inning when Bryce Peterson doubled, scoring Grant Ashline, who earned a walk earlier in the inning. The only other Rollins hits were a triple by Connor Celentano in the fifth inning and a single by Ashline in the sixth.
Cohen managed to get three strikeouts in that first inning and struck out at least two batters in five of his nine innings, including striking out the side again in the fifth. He also picked two runners off in the game.
Offensively, the Panthers had 11 hits and won comfortably. They did leave 10 runners on base, or this one would have been a blowout.
Rollins senior Brett Scafidi got the start on the mound and he barely made it out of the second inning. Kevin Capella led off with a single and Raul Quintero followed with a big blast, giving the Panthers a 2-1 lead.
The Panthers (20-30, 12-18 SSC) scored three runs in the fourth inning. Ryan Sinzenich scored on a bases-loaded walk, the last of three in the inning from Rollins reliever Mike Gaughan. Jacob Buser plated the other two runs when he scored a single to center, scoring James Gronberg and Jakob Newton.
Florida Tech’s final run came in the sixth inning when Zac Orchard doubled and came home after two consecutive passed balls.
Cohen (6-4) sent the Tars down in order in each of the last three innings. He threw a total of 127 pitches, 93 for strikes.
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With the conclusion of the season upon us, we would like to thank head coach Greg Berkemwier for his assistance in covering this 2018 Panthers team. Good luck to all the seniors in their future endeavors.