DAVIE, Fla. (January 26, 2021) – The Florida National baseball team (2-2) used 35 runs on 34 hits in two games to sweep a doubleheader with the Trinity Baptist Eagles (0-2) in the team’s 2021 home opener on Tuesday.
FNU took Game One, 21-3 (7 innings), scoring four runs in first, nine in the third, four in the fourth, two in the fifth, and two in the sixth. Six Conquistadors registered multiple-hit games, including Edgar Perez, who was perfect from the plate, going 4-for-4, including two doubles with five RBI and one run scored.
In all, FNU recorded nine extra-base hits, including a three-run blast by catcher Daniel Rodriguez in the bottom of the third.
The FNU pitching staff held the Eagles to just one hit through first six innings as the Conquistadors jumped out to a 21-0 lead heading into the top of the seventh.
Pitcher Jordan Thielman (1-0) was credited with the victory, hurling two scoreless innings with two strikeouts while allowing just one hit.
Game Two started similarly to the first of the doubleheader as the Conquistadors jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one. However, TBC responded in the top of the second to tie the game at 2-all. FNU regained the lead with a three spot in its half of the inning but a crooked number by the Eagles tied the contest one again in the top of the third, 5-5.
The Conquistadors reestablished their lead in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs on three hits, including a three-run home run by Ezequiel Valdez Florentino. Valdez Florentino finished the contest hitting 3-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored.
A four-run bottom of the fifth put the game away as FNU won, 14-6 (7 innings).
Lefty Thomas Hernandez (1-0) was credited with the win, allowing just one run on two hits in an inning of work.
The Conquistadors will travel to Babson Park, Florida, to take on the Webber International in a three-game set this weekend. Game one, scheduled for Friday, January 29, is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.