TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team swept Catawba in the two game series.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #2 Tampa 12, #23 Catawba 8
Records: Tampa (14-3), Catawba (8-13)
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 first. A RBI from Drew Ehrhard allowed Stephen Smith to score.
- Catawba battled back with a run in the top of the second.
- Danny Maynard homered to center field. Spartans lead 2-1.
- Top of the third the Indians tied it up at twos.
- Tampa battled back with a RBI single from Darren Miller, Ehrhard scored.
- Cooper Krug relieved pitcher Jordan Leasure.
- Top of the fifth Catawba scored two runs.
- Connor Crile scored off a RBI single from Danny Sirven. RBI single from Nick DeTringo allowed Harrison Bragg to score. Sirven scored off a wild pitch. Brandon Gali and Maynard scored off a RBI double from Ehrhard. Smith scored off a sacrificed fly RBI from Crile. Bragg homered, 3 RBI; Miller scored; Ehrhard scored. Spartans lead 12-5 at the bottom of the fifth.
- Christian Calleja relieved pitcher Cooper Krug. Catawba scored two runs in the top of the sixth.
- Top of the eighth the Indians scored one run. The Spartans led 12-8.
- Tampa won 12-8.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Calleja had his second win of the season.
- Pitchers tallied five strikeouts. Krug led the Spartans in strikeouts with three.
- Drew Ehrhard led the Spartans in hits with three.
- Smith, Ehrhard, Bragg and Maynard led the Spartans in runs with two each.
- Danny Maynard had his first homerun of the season. Harrison Bragg scored his fifth homerun of the season.
Tampa returns to action on Friday, March 9th, at 6:00PM for a three game series at Albany State.
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