Hialeah, Fl. (March 30, 2018) – Florida National takes the game from College of St. Joseph’s Vermont 9-8 final score the Conquistadors are now 10-20 overall this season.
Obrayan Martinez started the game for the Conquistadors and walked the first two batters. The Fighting Saints scored two runs in the top of the first and kept the Conquistadors blank. Jaymark Garcia and Perez Collazo were active defensively for the Conquistadors but it wasn’t enough as The Fighting Saints scored again in the top of the second. Andy Garcia and Jaymark Garcia were able to get the Conquistadors back into the game as they both scored a run and put the Conquistadors on the scoreboard, the score was 2-3 in the bottom of the second. In the top of the third, the Fighting Saints kept the hits coming and scored five runs to create a comfortable early lead 2-8. Martinez was then relieved in the third inning by Brandon Torres who kept the Conquistadors within striking distance. Jaymark Garcia added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing the score to 3-8 at the top of the sixth.
Ezequiel Valdez hit a triple in the bottom of the sixth and added a run to bring the score 4-8. Manuel Blanco hip a triple and Ben Murry single brought Blanco home for a run 5-8. Henry Perez hit a double and brought home Ben Murry in the bottom of the seventh to cut into the Fighting Saints lead 6-8. After a failed attempt to steal home from Ezequiel Valdez, the Conquistadors consistent ninth inning pitching from Brandon Torres kept the game in sight. Bottom of the ninth Melwing Rodriguez hit and Zachary Brahaft and Andy Garcia score to win the ball game 9-8 over the Fighting Saints.
The Conquistadors are looking to build momentum as they travel to # 3 Southeastern University (NAIA) April 3rd, 2018.