Baseball sweeps Indian River on the road

Baseball sweeps Indian River on the road

FORT PIERCE-- The College of Central Florida baseball team swept Indian River State by scores of 8-2 and 14-0 on Saturday afternoon in Fort Pierce.

CF (2-1) scored seven times in the fourth inning in the opener, before it had three innings of at least three runs in the nightcap to close an impressive offensive performance.

After scoring just one run in their first game of the season, the Patriots' bats lit up, scoring 22 runs in 14 innings of play.

On the mound, CF used excellent starts from Robby Frantzis and Octavio Mirabal, who didn't allow a run in 10 innings of work on Saturday.

In the opener, Frantzis gave up just one hit and one walk in five innings to earn the win.

At the plate, CF was led by Luke Heyer (1-for-3, double, run scored, RBI), Bryan Mejia (1-for-3, run scored), Nick Mira (1-for-3, two RBI, double, run scored), Malik Tatis (run scored), Garrett Wright (1-for-3, run scored), Andrew Frazier (1-for-2, two runs scored, two RBI), David Rodriguez (1-for-1), Justin Ambrosino (1-for-4, run scored, RBI) and Ryan Crile (1-for-3).

It was Crile, who really made his presence felt in the second game. The UCF signee went 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.

Frazier (run scored), Ambrosino (two RBI), Heyer (3-for-4, three RBI, run scored), Tatis (3-for-5, three RBI, three runs scored), Ben Ellzey (2-for-4, two runs scored), Colby Brown (2-for-3, run scored, two RBI, two doubles) and Dalton Mauldin (1-for-4, three walks, four runs scored) backed Crile in the second game.

Mirabal, meanwhile, allowed four hits and didn't walk a batter in five scoreless innings. For the game, he threw 67 pitches, 42 for strikes, in leading the Patriots to the sweep of the Pioneers.

Overall, CF's pitching staff allowed just five runs in three games to open the season.

The Patriots return to action on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with a trip to Hillsborough Community College.