Florida Tech baseball finished a three-game sweep of Bentley on Sunday, beating the Falcons 16-0 and extending their win streak to six. The Panthers scored 49 runs in the three games.
Justin Lorenz got the start for the Panthers and had an outing to remember, pitching six innings of one-hit baseball. He walked one in the third inning and allowed a single to Steve Rizzuto in the top of the fifth inning.
He pitched six innings, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out six. He threw 82 pitches, 49 for strikes. The bullpen did its part to pick up where Lorenz left off, with Andres Tapia, Andres Rodrigues, and Alex Carpenter each throwing an inning. They did not allow a hit.
Alec Eldridge led the offense with a 4-for-5 day at the plate, Jakob Newton was 3-for-4, as was Josh Ford, who knocked in three runs. Diego Garcia was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
The Panthers (6-1) started the scoring in the third. Sam Schner was hit by a pitch and eventually scored on an error. A sac fly by Dylan Dohanos made it 2-0.
The home team put this one out of reach in the bottom of the fourth sending 12 batters to the plate and scoring eight times.
An error brought in the first run of the inning and Ford’s two-run single made it 5-0. Consecutive singles by Newton and Dohanos had RBI singles made it 7-0 and a fly ball by Garcia made it 9-0. The final run of the inning came on an RBI single by Eldridge.
The Panthers offensive onslaught continued in the fifth inning when the Panthers added four more runs. Ford singled home Schner and a groundout by Paul Castillo made it 12-0. The inning closed with a two-run triple by Garcia, making it 14-0.
The bench even got involved in the offense with Luca Wentzel and Michael Hill each getting RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth.
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The Panthers play host to Flagler at 6:00 on Tuesday night.