Silver Field, West Palm Beach, Fla. (Mar. 13, 2018) The Conquistadors came up short against the Seahawks of Keiser in the two-game series.
Score: No. 13 Keiser 4, Florida National 0|No. 13 Keiser 7, Florida National 4
Records: No. 13 Keiser (20-5), Florida National (7-12)
Location: Silvester Field, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Dylan Moore picked up the win after throwing four shutout innings with five strikeouts. Moore limited FNU to just two hits.
Ariel Burgos Garcia threw two shutout innings and Chris Graffeo finished the game off.
Marco Rivera was 3-for-3 at the plate and Carlos Pena went 2-for-2 with a double.
Keiser finished the game with four stolen bases including a season-best three from Justin Lara.
The Seahawks pitching staff held Florida National to just four hits in the game while notching their first shutout of the 2018 season.
The Seahawks extended their winning streak to 13 which is tied for the second longest in their program history. The school record is 18 consecutive, set in 2015.
Lopez had the lone multi-hit performance in the contest, going 2-for-3, while Rivera, Olive, and Fitzpatrick drove in two runs each.
David Recio picked up his first win of the year after receiving the start. Recio went four innings with one punch out.
Keiser wasted no time putting up a lopsided number in the first as the Seahawks batted around while scoring five runs on four hits.
The Conquistadors scratched a run across in the first before Keiser sent 11 hitters to the plate in the bottom half while scoring five runs.
The first three Seahawks reached when Rivera singled through the left side to take a 2-1 advantage. A bases-loaded walk to Sherman made it 3-1 and a two-run single up the middle by Fitzpatrick pushed the margin to 5-1.
Shane Olive added two more runs in the second to make it a 6-1 lead but FNU plated a run in the fourth and two in the sixth to climb within 7-4.
However, Darrien Ragins put a stop to the comeback with a perfect seventh inning, earning his second.
What’s next for the Conquistadors? Sunday the Conquistadors will have a two-game series at home game against College of Joseph Vermont