Chipola defeated Miami Dade tonight 11-8 in round one of the NJCAA Region VIII/FCSAA State Tournament.
After going down 4-0 in the top of the first inning, the Indians responded and scored on a walk by Jared Howell in the first inning, a walk by Julio Carrion in the first inning, a walk by Jonathan Nieves in the first inning, a single by Max Guzman in the second inning, and a single by Howell in the second inning.
CHIPOLA Indians collected 12 hits and Miami Dade had ten in the high-scoring affair.
Andrew Grogan was the winning pitcher for CHIPOLA Indians. He went four and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking zero. Jose Visaez, Christian Collazo, and Howell all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Howell recorded the last out to earn the save for CHIPOLA Indians.
Padron-Artiles was on the hill for Miami Dade. He went two innings, allowing six runs on four hits and striking out two.
CHIPOLA Indians had 12 hits in the game. McCullough and Howell all had multiple hits for CHIPOLA Indians. Howell and McCullough each managed three hits to lead CHIPOLA Indians.CHIPOLA Indians was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Austin Bates made the most plays with nine.
Chipola advances to play the winner of Santa Fe/Hillsborough tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. CST.
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