BOCA RATON, Fla. – The fifth-ranked University of Tampa Spartans baseball team traveled to Boca Raton to take on the Lynn University Fighting Knights. The Spartans concluded game one on Saturday afternoon after the game was postponed Friday due to rain. Tampa finished game one with a 15-9 victory and won game two by a final of 9-6.
In the fourth inning, Osborne would blast another home run as he hit a shot over the trees in left field.
LU would hit three home runs of their own as John Borup hit one and John Silviano blasted two.
Christopher Williams earned the start for Tampa, as the righty went five innings, giving up six earned runs and striking out three batters. With the victory, the junior improves to 7-2 on the season.
In game two, UT jumped out early on LU scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Vin Cosenzo would drive in both runs as he hit a double to the right centerfield gap.
In the fourth inning, the Spartans tacked on five runs, scoring on an Osborne single and a Laz Rivera sacrifice fly. Adrian Chacon would add the final three runs of the inning as the first baseman hit an opposite field home run.
Lynn would make the game interesting as they were able to pull within three of Tampa at 9-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Andrews was able to get the final two outs of the game as he struck out Silviano and got Tyler Curtis to ground out to Osborne.
Kevin Martin earned his second win of the season, as the lefty threw six innings in the game allowing three runs. The lefty would strike out seven Fighting Knights in the game. Cody Martin would go two innings in the game allowing three hits. Andrew would earn his second save of the season.
The two will play the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon. The game is scheduled to start at noon at the Lynn Baseball Field.
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