LAKELAND, FL - Jacob Teter finished the day 5-for-8 with three homers and tallied 11 RBI, including a school-record 10 in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Felician on Wednesday at Rodda Stadium at Henley Field. The Moccasins (9-8) took the first game from the Golden Falcons (2-8) by a score of 7-4 before pounding out 21 hits en route to a 24-5 victory in game two.
Trevor Castell (1-1) picked up the victory for the Mocs in the first contest by allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings of work, with six strikeouts and no walks. Jacob Kelley earned his first career save with 4.0 innings of two-hit, one-run ball out of the bullpen. He fanned seven batters and allowed just two walks. Alec Hammond (1-0) earned the win in game two, a seven-inning contest, allowing just two runs on four hits in 4.0 innings.
HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME ONE
- Neither team was able to produce much offensively through the first two innings of the game, but Zach Scott plated three runs for Southern with a three-run blast in the bottom of the third. Isaiah Cullum brought in two more runs in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run single that pushed the Mocs' lead to 5-0. Cullum picked up just one RBI on the play as Ricky Gonzalez scored on an error by the shortstop.
- Felician struck back with three runs in the top of the fifth on an RBI double and a two-run single, but Teter and Christian Maglich hit back-to-back solo shots in the bottom of the eighth to push Florida Southern's lead to 7-3. The Golden Falcons added on one more run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI fielder's choice.
- Maglich led the Mocs with two runs and a pair of walks, while Chris Tidwell tallied a team-high two hits.
HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME TWO
- Florida Southern stormed out of the gates in the second game when it scored a run in the bottom of the first on Scott's RBI single to right, and tacked on three more when Teter hit a towering shot to right to make it 4-0. Cullum followed up with an RBI single later in the inning to give FSC an early 5-0 cushion. Felician answered with two runs in the top of the second, but the Moccasins continued to pour it on in the bottom half of the inning by plating four runs.
- Zach Diewert got things started in the second with a two-run single, and Ricky Gonzalez brought in two more in a two-run base hit to center to give the Mocs a 9-2 lead after two innings of play. Southern scored two more runs in the third and five more in the fourth to take a commanding 14-2 lead, and despite three runs by the Falcons in the top of the fifth, the Mocs were never in trouble.
- Florida Southern opened the floodgates in the fifth by adding on seven more runs, including another three-run blast from Teter and a two-run shot from Alan Burnsed, and scored one more in the bottom of the sixth to make the final 24-5.
- Teter finished 4-for-4 in the second game, driving in 10 runs, while Colin Camarigg scored six times.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Florida Southern improved to 2-0 all-time against Felician. Moccasin head coach Lance Niekro picked up the 195th win of his career and needs just five more to pick up win No. 200.
- Teter's 10-RBI performance in game two broke the previous school record of nine, set by Fernando Arguelles on Feb. 21, 1987. Camarigg's six runs tied the school single-game record, while his six times on base fell just one shy of tying a school record.
- Southern's 24 runs were the most it has scored since plating 26 in a 26-4 victory over Embry-Riddle on March 29, 2018. The Mocs have now scored at least 24 runs in a game on 26 different occasions in program history.
- Florida Southern will head to Claflin for a three-game series from March 8-10 and returns home to face Flagler on March 12 before heading back on the road for seven-straight games.