CF Baseball falls to Seminole in the ninth

CF Baseball falls to Seminole in the ninth

The College of Central Florida baseball team was unable to clinch a spot in the FCSAA State Tournament on Saturday.

The Patriots dropped consecutive games for the first time since early March with a 2-1 loss to Seminole State at home. The Raiders scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning.

CF (29-16, 14-7) is still two games up on Seminole (22-16-1, 12-9) in the league standings for second place and the conference's final playoff berth. The Patriots fell 2/12 games behind St. Johns River State (33-12, 16-4) for the top spot in the Mid-Florida Conference with three games left to play. 

CF was led at the plate by Enderson Velasquez (1-for-3, run scored) and Ryan Smith (1-for-4, RBI).

Mike Cetta pitched into the ninth inning, but suffered the tough luck loss. Cetta allowed just two runs on four hits in eight-plus innings of work. He walked three and struck out seven, but CF's offense produced just one run in its second straight 2-1 defeat.

The Patriots will visit Lake Sumter on Monday afternoon. First pitch is at 3 p.m.