TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team defeated the Bridgeport Knights in a mid-week game.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #10 Tampa 16, Bridgeport 2
Records: Tampa (16-5), Bridegport (1-13)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series record over Bridgeport at 4-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Knights were first to score in the top of the first.
- Bottom of the third the Spartans battle back with five runs. Cole Perry scored off a RBI from Richie Rivera. Stephen Smith scored off a RBI from Drew Ehrhard. Rivera scored off a RBI from Connor Crile. Crile scored off a RBI from Harrison Bragg.
- A RBI single from Bragg allowed Crile to score. Spartans lead 6-1.
- The Spartans scored five more in the bottom of the sixth. Brandon Gali scored off a RBI from Rivera. Smith scored off a RBI from Ehrhard. Bragg homered, 3 RBI; Ehrhard scored; Rivera scored. Chris Gaffney scored off a RBI from Drew Burkhart.
- Colton Widdows relieved pitcher Christian Calleja.
- Bottom of the seventh Jack Loefflad singled to center field, 2 RBI; Kyle Cotilletta scored; Garrett Back scored. Danny Maynard singled, out at second lf to 2b, RBI; Loefflad scored. The Spartans lead 15-1.
- Top of the eighth the Knights scored one run.
- The Spartans scored the last run of the game in the bottom of the eighth.
- Top of the ninth Deaven Phillips relieved pitcher Widdows.
- Tampa won 16-2.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Calleja had his third win of the season.
- Pitchers tallied fourteen strikeouts. Calleja led the Spartans in strikeouts with ten.
- Bragg led the Spartans in RBIs with five.
- Rivera led the Spartans in hits with three.
- Smith, Rivera, Ehrhard and Crile led the Spartans in runs with two each.
- Harrison Bragg scored his sixth homerun of the season.
Tampa returns to action on Friday, March 16th, at 6:00PM for a three game series against #16 Saint Leo.
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