Mocs Strike Spartans in Game One

Mocs Strike Spartans in Game One

TAMPA, Fla. - The No. 7 University of Tampa Spartans took on the No. 15 ranked Florida Southern and fell 10-5.    

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: No. 15 Florida Southern 10, No. 7 Tampa 7  

Records: Tampa (27-11, 13-3 SSC), Florida Southern (30-8, 8-5 SSC)

Location: Henley Field | Lakeland, Fla.

All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series over the Mocs, 84-79. 

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How it happened

  • Darren Miller wasted no time getting on the board as he hit a solo homerun to right center in his first at bat, putting the Spartans up 1-0 in the top of the first.
  • In the top of the second, Danny Lee singled through the right side. Connor Crile came up to the plate and hit a deep homer to right field and brought in Lee, 3-0.
  • Chris Gaffney increased the Spartans lead after starting the top of the fifth off with a solo homer to right field. 
  • The Mocs picked up two runs in the bottom of the fifth, making the score 5-2. 
  • Florida Southern picked up another run in the bottom of the sixth.
  • The Mocs had a very successful bottom of the seventh as they scored six runs and tookt he lead 9-5 over the Spartans. 
  • The Mocs picked up another run in the bottom of the eighth. 
  • In the top of the ninth the Spartans made an effort at a comeback when they earned two runs, but fell short 10-7. 

Inside the Stats 

  • Miller went 2-5 with one RBI and one home run
  • L. Rivera went 3-5 with one double
  • Gaffney went 2-3 with one RBI and one home run 

UP NEXT:

Tampa will return to action tomorrow at 1 pm for a doubleheader against the Mocs. Fans can watch through TampaSpartans.tv.

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