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Floro, Buhach Colony dust Turlock

ATWATER -- Dylan Floro is used to the attention.

The Buhach Colony senior wasn't rattled as the 10 Major League Baseball scouts stood behind the backstop with their radar guns pointed at him.

"It's just another day at the ballpark," Floro said. "You just have to go out and play your game.

"I try not to pay attention to it. You worry about that stuff after the game."

Floro didn't have anything to worry about on Friday afternoon.

The Cal State Fullerton-bound right-hander showed just why MLB scouts drive miles to watch him throw.

Floro struck out 12 and gave up just two hits as Buhach Colony defeated Turlock 10-0 in a game stopped after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Floro overpowered Turlock with a fastball that topped out at 92 mph.

Turlock didn't have do much better against his curveball, either.

He struck out seven hitters in a row at one point.

"We went up there with a two-strike approach and just tried to put the ball in play," Turlock coach Mark de la Motta, whose team dropped to 0-2 in the Central California Conference.

"Most of our guys were overmatched. We had a couple good at-bats, but I told our guys not to be discouraged.

"We lost to someone very, very good."

It was a bit of revenge for Floro, who suffered his only loss last year to Turlock during a season in which Floro finished 12-1.

"As a pitcher, you can't think about the past," Floro said. "You have to have a clear mind and think about the next pitch.

"But I was looking forward to today. I didn't forget about last year. It's still in my mind."

After struggling the first two innings against Turlock starter Derek Woods, the Buhach Colony offense gave Floro plenty of support.

Matt Voris delivered a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the third inning that gave BC (2-0 CCC, 8-4 overall) a 2-0 lead.

Tyler Krasko added another run in the fourth inning with an RBI single.

Buhach Colony then blew the game open with a seven-run fifth inning.

Floro helped himself with a two-run single during the rally and Connor Oldcorn drove in a pair of runs with a double.

"We started executing," BC coach Wayne Fitzgerald said. "That got the ball rolling.

"We got some guys on, we moved them over and we did it the right way.

"Our approach up and down the order after the second inning was very good."

Just two games into CCC play and Buhach Colony is all alone atop the conference.

"As well as Floro pitched, (Buhach Colony) is a great two-strike hitting team," de la Motta said. "They just kept battling and battling and put the ball in play.

"We're they're biggest cheerleaders now. We'll root for them in every game because it helps us out."

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