Florence feels it’s battle-tested enough to play with perennial power Middlesex in CJ1 semis

The Florence Flashes have only managed to play 16 games this season

And while they’re just 8-8, head coach Kyle Ballay believes they have been tested by some tough teams in Burlington County.

Whether that experience yields positive results today in the CJ1 semifinals is another story.

This afternoon at 4:00, the 12th-seeded Flashes will take on top-seed Middlesex (18-4) in the Central Jersey Group 1 semifinals at Mountainview Park. You can hear the game live on Central Jersey Sports Radio by clicking here, with Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino calling all the action. Pregame begins at 3:30 pm.

Florence is an interesting study by the numbers.

They allowed ten or more runs in all eight of their losses, yet they scored at least ten in five of their eight wins.

In all their defeats, they averaged about three runs. So, the idea would be to put up some crooked numbers against Middlesex pitching, if they can.

Don’t forget to check back here after the game for postgame reaction on cjsportsradio.com.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Florence head coach Kyle Ballay about today’s Central Jersey Group 1 semifinal:

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