No. 2 Spartans Defeat Falcons in Saturday Night Game

No. 2 Spartans Defeat Falcons in Saturday Night Game

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team battled the Falcons from Bentley University.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 8 , Bentley 1
Records: Tampa (2-0), Bentley (0-2)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series with Bentley 16-1.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Darren Miller hit the first home run of the season for the Spartans during the second inning, to open the scoring for the game.
  • Bentley's Figueira tied the score in the top of the fourth (1-1) with a wild pitch from Jordan Leasure.
  • In the fifthh inning the Spartans bats were alive as they brought in two runs. Crile hit a triple to the right-center wall and was brought in by Richie Rivera on an RBI single. R.Rivera stole second and advanced to third on a fielder's choice. Kevin Santa beat out the throw to first to earn a single and an RBI that brought in R. Rivera.
  • Santa was up to bat with bases loaded and brought in three runs on a deep fly to right-center field in the bottom of the seventh. Santa advanced home on a sacrifice fly by Laz Rivera, bringing the score to 7-1. 
  • Nick DeTringo opens the bottom of the eigth inning with a single to left field. R.Rivera doubles to bring in DeTringo.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Leasure pitched five innings with two hits and eight strikeouts while allowing one run and earning the win.
  • Widdows earned the save with four innings pitched, striking out five with one hit, allowing no runs.
  • Miller hit his first home run as a Spartan. 
  • Santa went 3-4 with a single, double and triple. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • This is the thirteenth straight win for the Spartans against the Falcons.

UP NEXT:

Tampa returns to action on Sunday, February 5th for the final game of the series with Bentley University. Live stats will be available through TampaStats.com.

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