You can bank on that...though they should and normally are beatable early in the season...we have just **** the bed hitting and fielding against them in recent years.6 3 sac fly
Idk what's up with Florida but bet we will see the A game this weekend
That was the key inning. And I like DiMare's aggressiveness on the bases. We have scored at least two runs from second base on balls in the infield, a tag from third on a shallow fly-out, etc.One thing that won't be mentioned much, but the 4-run 3rd inning to break open the scoring was really sparked by some nice AB's by Lala and Del Castillo. Lala had a long AB that he turned into a high chopper up the middle that the FAU 2B couldn't make a play on. Jenkins took the next pitch into LF with a sharp ground ball between the FAU 3B/SS. Vilar struck out to make it 2 away (Amditis grounded out to start the inning), and then Zamora worked another long AB to hit a chopper that FAU's 3B couldn't make a play on.
Then...Del Castillo's AB had to have gone at least 10-12 pitches. It went 3-2, and he fouled off several offerings to stay alive, and then eventually took a fastball that got a little up into left-center for a bases-clearing double.
Now that I'm done bragging on them, here's the impressive part - the FAU pitcher looked good. Good sized lefty that was working low in the zone and had us off balance to that point. Then came those 2 AB's from Lala/Del Castillo - BOTH true Freshmen lefty batters winning the lefty/lefty matchup in the same inning. They fought at the plate and made FAU's pitcher work harder...and he just broke. It was on from there. Really great stuff from Lala/Del Castillo there...can't give them enough credit.