IRSC fell in game 1 of the series to Miami Dade on Wednesday with a final score of 9-3. Dade capitalized on two big innings in the 4th and the 5th scoring 7 runs total in the 2 innings. Nikolas Bitner received the start and took the loss for The River. Bitner went 3.1 innings surrendering 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out 1. Eli Finney, Jack Durkin, and Tyler Lavery all worked in relief giving up 0 earned runs. Tyler Suellentrop and Travis Perry also threw 1 inning a piece.
The Pioneers tallied 10 total hits in the game, but the Miami Dade pitching staff buckled down with runners on base. Leading the charge for The River on offense was Carter Chancey, Axel Salgado, and Hunter Holland who all had 2 hits. AJ Hrica and Paul Benitez were the 2 Pioneer hitters to tally RBI's.