Spartans Struggle to Settle in Pioneer Territory

Spartans Struggle to Settle in Pioneer Territory

TAMPA, Fla. - The No. 3 University of Tampa Spartans took on the No. 25 ranked Tusculum Pioneers for game two and fell 3-2. 


Final: No. 25 Tusculum Pioneers 3, No. 3 Tampa Spartans 2

Records: Tampa (23-10), Tusculum (23-10)

Location: Pioneer Park | Tusculum, TN

All-time Series: Tampa trails the all-time series with the Pioneers, 2-3. 

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How it happened

  •  In the top of the first Danny Lee started by hitting a single to first base on a bunt. J.D. Osborne then singled through the right side advancing Lee to third base. The Spartans would earn their first run after a single to third base by Laz Rivera, scoring Lee
  • Neither team would score another run until the bottom of the fifth when the Pioneers tied the game 1-1. 
  • The Pioneers picked up another run in the bottom of the seventh which gave them the lead over the Spartans, 2-1.
  • In the top of the eighth, Osborne hit a solo homerun to left field tying the game at 2-2. 
  • The Pioneers would pick up one more run in the bottom of the eighth inning that would eventually solidify their win 3-2, despite efforts by the Spartans in the top of the ninth inning. 

Inside the Stats 

  • Kevin Santa went 2-4 with one double.
  • Osborne went 2-4 with one run, one homer, and one RBI.
  • L. Rivera went 2-4 with one RBI.


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