PALATKA- The College of Central Florida baseball team battled hard against St. Johns River State, but fell 3-2 on Monday evening.
John Cassala hit a solo homer in the top of the second inning, but the Vikings took the lead for good with three runs in their half of the frame.
From there, CF got a run back in the fourth, but couldn't overtake SJRSC.
Cassala (2-for-4, run scored, RBI) and Bradley Felkel (1-for-2, RBI) paced the Patriots at the plate.
It was the second straight one-run loss in Mid-Florida Conference play for the Patriots.
CF (16-10, 0-4) hosts St. Johns River for Game 2 of the series today at 3 p.m.