Edward Waters Sports Information
West Palm Beach, Florida – After a rough start to their season opening series, which saw the Tigers put up just one run in their doubleheader losses on Friday, EWC’s offense woke up in a major way on Saturday in a 12-7 victory over NAIA #24 ranked Keiser at Silvester Field.
The Tiger onslaught began in the top of the second inning, when the Purple & Orange plated five runs. Parker Rook‘s RBI fielder’s choice brought home Joseph Eischen and Keshawn Herring, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead. A few batters later, sophomore outfielder Kelin Washington connected on a three-run home run to extend the Edward Waters lead to 5-0. The Seahawks responded in the bottom half to of the second inning when Peter Crocitto hit a two-run homer to cut into the EWC lead at 5-2.
The scoring picked up two innings later in the top of the fourth inning when Wyatt Reid‘s RBI single scored Tyler Rich to give EWC a 6-2 lead. Two batters later, Alfredo Torres hit a grand slam over the left field wall to give the Tigers a 10-2 lead.
Keiser added one run in the fourth and four runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 10-7 ballgame going into the seventh inning. Torres again added to the Edward Waters lead as his two RBI double scored Cayden Frankie and Wyatt Reidto provide the final advantage and earn the Tigers the upset win.
The final game of the four-game series was called due to rain in the South Florida area.
Alfredo Torres led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-4, with a game-high six RBI’s, a home run, and a double. Wyatt Reid also went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Kelin Washington finished his afternoon going 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI’s, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
Manuel Guerra (1-0) had a solid start to his junior season with a complete game victory. The Jacksonville native finished with three earned runs, two walks, and four strikeouts.
Edward Waters will begin a four game series at home against the Rams of Bluefield College. The contest will begin with a nine-inning affair on Friday, February 1st at 2:00pm at James P. Small Memorial Park.