Header pic: Brett Parrish – Credit: Florida Tech Athletics
The Florida Tech Panthers’ offense kept rolling on Saturday, picking up their second straight win over Chestnut Hill, 18-8 at Seminick-Hall Field. Saturday’s win comes on the heels of Friday’s 16-2 win.
Brett Parrish went 4-4 with two RBIs in Saturday’s win, scoring three runs. Alec Eldridge was 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Hayden Kimball had a 3-for-4 day as well with two RBIs and two runs scored. Jack Nagy went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs. Paul Castillo finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Noah Steckley got the ball for the Panthers and the Griffins jumped in front in the top of the first, scoring two runs. The Panthers didn’t trail for long, scoring three times against Griffin’s starter Nate O’Donnell in the bottom of the first.
Dylan Dohanos reached on an error and scored on an infield hit by Parrish, who went to third on an error. After Dylan Owens walked to put runners at the corners, Eldridge chased them both home with a two-run triple and it was 3-2 Florida Tech.
The home team blew the game open in the bottom of the third, scoring seven times. Parrish scored on a wild pitch and Sam Schner was hit with the bases loaded to make it 5-2. Nagy tripled with the bases loaded, driving in three more and he came home on a Jakob Newton single. That extended Newton’s hitting streak to 15 games. The final run of the frame came on an Owens double, putting the Panthers ahead 10-2.
The Panthers (14-5) started the fourth inning with singles by Eldridge and Castillo and Kimball brought them both home with a single. Nagy’s two-run single later in the inning made it 14-2 before another hit by Parrish brought in the Panthers’ 15th run. Eldridge knocked in another run with a single, and the barrage ended with a two-run triple by Castillo, making it 18-2.
Chestnut Hill (1-5) got two runs back in the sixth inning and followed that with a four-run inning in the seventh. A bases-loaded walk and a two-run single by Connor Evans highlighted the inning for the Griffins, making it 18-8.
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Steckley pitched three and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on one hit, and striking out five. He threw 62 pitches, 33 for strikes.
Aiden Pryzgoda followed Steckley and pitched 1.1 innings and struck out one. He did not allow a hit. Andrew Dunham struggled in his 1.1 innings, allowing six earned runs on five hits.
Andres Tapia struck out one in 2/3rds of an inning and Andres Rodriguez struck out one in one inning. Alex Carpenter came in just to get some work in the ninth and allowed one hit.
This series wraps up tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.