Baseball picks up big win, downs Seminole State

Baseball picks up big win, downs Seminole State

OCALA--The College of Central Florida baseball team picked up a big win on Saturday afternoon.

After losing seven straight games and the completion of a suspended game since a 9-3 start in the Mid-Florida Conference, the Patriots stayed in the chance for the league's third-place wildcard spot with a 13-3 rout of Seminole State in seven innings.

With the win, CF (25-21, 10-11) is right on the heels of Daytona State, who entered the day on a two-game losing streak and at 11-9 in MFC play.

To snap its streak, CF scored four runs in each of the first two innings and took the season series, 3-1, over the Raiders.

Colby Brown finished with five hits in the win, while David Rodriguez smacked a solo homer for CF.

On the mound, Cooper Wallace went seven innings for the complete game win in the mercy-rule contest.

The Patriots will close out their regular season home schedule on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Lake Sumter State. 

From there, CF will have road games against Daytona State and Santa Fe.

The third-place team from the MFC earns the wild card spot for a one-game playoff to see who goes to the state tournament in early May.