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Updated: 03/16/2014 08:34:05PM

Eight runs in one inning lead Indians to victory

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The Indians will need a team effort to succeed in a tournament filled with nationally ranked teams this week.

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Venice pitcher Rylee Buckmaster, shown here during the 2014 season, has been selected to play with some of the nation's top baseball prospects in this weekend's South Florida Collegiate League Futures Game in Lakeland.

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Ryan Miller (7) hits a double in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday night's game against Ida Baker. This hit sparked an eight-run outburst in the inning, which saw Venice send 13 hitters to the plate. Venice went on to win 11-1.

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Venice's Mike Rivera gets in a pickle and is chased (safely) back to first base after making a hit. Rivera would finish with a team-high three RBI's in Thursday night's 11-1 win over Ida Baker

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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The Venice Indians came out a little slow to start their game against Ida Baker Thursday night, but that didn’t necessarily worry Venice coach Craig Faulkner or the rest of the nation’s top-ranked prep baseball squad.

The Indians, the top-ranked team in the national Perfect Game poll and second in the Baseball America poll, spotted the Bulldogs a run early but exploded for eight second-inning runs on their way to an 11-1, five-inning win at Venice High School.

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