The USCB baseball team scored early and often Friday, then held on for a 10-8 win over visiting Florida Memorial to open Sun Conference play.
The Sand Sharks spotted the Lions a 3-0 lead in the top of the first before plating two runs in the bottom of the inning and five in the second. USCB tacked on three runs in the fourth to make it 10-5, then shut down FMU rallies in each of the last three innings to seal the win.
Clint Sellers went 3-for-4 with a double and five RBIs, and Alexander Humphrey was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Eamonn Collins (1-1) picked up the win, allowing seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits over 7 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Braxton Copley retired all three batters he faced to strand an inherited runner and earn the save.
USCB (3-4, 1-0 TSC) hosts FMU for a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday.