Spartans Win First Game of Series

Spartans Win First Game of Series

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team beat Catawba in game one of the two game series.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: #2 Tampa 9, #23 Catawba 5
Records: Tampa (13-3), Catawba (8-12)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series:  Tampa leads the all-time series record over Catawba at 10-1. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Spartans were first to score in the bottom of the second. A RBI from Nick DeTringo allowed Connor Crile to score. 
  • Bottom of the third Stephen Smith and Brandon Gali scored off a RBI double from Crile
  • The Indians score in the top of the fifth. 
  • Tampa battled back with one run, a RBI single from Darren Miller allowed Smith to score.
  • Tyler Beck relieved pitcher Clay Helvey. Catawba was able to tie it up in the top of the sixth. 
  • Danny Sirven homered to left field, 2 RBI; Harrison Bragg scored. Spartans led 6-4.
  • Mark Moclair relieved pitcher Beck. Top of the seventh Catawba scored one run. 
  • Bottom of the eighth the Spartans scored three. DeTringo homered, 2 RBI; Richie Rivera scored. Gali scored off a RBI single from Drew Ehrhard
  • Tampa won 9-5.

INSIDE THE STATS: 

  • Moclair had his third win of the season.
  • Pitchers tallied 15 strikeouts. Helvey led the Spartans in strikeouts with nine. 
  • Smith, Crile and Gali led the Spartans in hits and runs, each with three hits and two runs. 
  • Sirven and DeTringo both with a homerun each. Sirven with his second of the season and Detringo with his third.

UP NEXT:

Tampa returns to action on Wednesday, March 7th, at 6:00PM for game two against the Catawba College Indians.

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