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TCC Baseball Falls in Extras to Gulf Coast State

By: TCC Sports Communications
By: TCC Sports Communications

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (April 5, 2012) - FCSAA No. 9 Tallahassee Community College rallied from six runs down to force extra innings but eventually fell, 8-7, in ten innings to No. 10 Gulf Coast State College in game one of the teams' three-game Panhandle Conference baseball series on Thursday evening.

Tallahassee (28-14) has dropped four straight games and sits at 4-6 at the midway point of the PC schedule, two games back of both Gulf Coast State (28-11) and Chipola College (26-15), who are tied for second place in the conference standings at 6-4.

Having earlier trailed 7-1, Tallahassee completed the comeback in the ninth when Anthony Torres singled off Gulf Coast State closer Kevin Husum to score two runs and tie the game at 7-all.

After the Eagles failed to score in the top of the tenth, Gulf Coast State plated the winning run in the bottom half - the Commodores' third straight walk-off victory.

Tallahassee got on the board first when Bobby Rice's first-inning single scored a run.

Gulf Coast State answered with six runs in its half of the first against Tallahassee lefty Nolan Thomas. Grant Alvarez had the big blow in the Commodores' first - a three-run homer. Tyler Dial added a solo home run in the second off Thomas to give Gulf Coast State a 7-1 advantage.

Entering the fourth inning, Tallahassee had been outscored 22-2 over the previous 21 innings of play, which covered parts of four games. That's when the Eagles' bats woke up.

Trent Higginbothem started Tallahassee's comeback with a solo home run off Gulf Coast State starter David Trexler. The score remained 7-2 into the sixth when Tallahassee scored three runs and knocked out Trexler in the process.

The Tallahassee bullpen kept the game close by pitching out of a two-on, none-out jam in the seventh. Two innings later, the Eagles tied things up.

Game two in the series is slated for 4 p.m. Friday at Eagle Field.


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