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.
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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