Spartans Leave Bucs Shipwrecked

Spartans Leave Bucs Shipwrecked

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team swept the Barry Bucs in a three game conference series. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Game 2 #7 Tampa 13, Barry 2; Game 3 #7 Tampa 9, Barry 3
Records: Tampa (22-5, 11-1 SSC), Barry (12-17, 1-11 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series record over Barry at 78-25. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME 2:

  • The Bucs were the first team to put a run up on the board in the top of the first. 
  • Bottom of the first the Spartans battle back with three runs. Drew Ehrhard RBI; Steven Smith advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by rf. Harrison Bragg doubled down the lf line, RBI; Ehrhard scored. Bragg scored off a hit from Danny Sirven.
  • Barry scored a run at top of the second. Tampa led 3-2.
  • Richie Rivera flied out to lf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Connor Crile scored. Brandon Gali homered. 
  • Bottom of the fifth Darren Miller RBI allowed Bragg to score. 
  • Smith singled through the right side, RBI; Rivera scored.
  • The Spartans scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth. Rivera scored off a RBI from SmithBragg homered to left field, 3 RBI; Ehrhard scored; Smith scored. RBI from Crile allowed Miller to score. Crile scored off an RBI from Nick DeTringo. The Spartans led 12-2. 
  • Bottom of the seventh the Spartans scored one more run.  Bragg RBI allowed Danny Maynard scored.
  • Cole Aker relieved pitcher Keven Pimentel in the top of the eighth.
  • The Spartans went on to win 13-2. 

INSIDE THE STATS GAME 2: 

  • Pimentel had his seventh win of the season. 
  • Pitchers tallied eight strikeouts. Pimentel led the Spartans in strikeouts with five
  • Gali hit his first homerun of the season. Bragg with his ninth of the season 
  • Bragg 4-5 with five RBI, two singles and a homerun

HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME 3:

  • The Bucs were the first team to put a run up on the board in the top of the first.
  • Bragg grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Ehrhard out on the play; Smith scored.
  • In the bottom of the fifth inning Smith singled down the left field line. Ehrhard then singled to right side, advancing Smith to second. Bragg continued the hitting run with a single through the left side, scoring Smith. Miller brought in another run for the Spartans with a single, tying the game 3-3. The Spartans continued their hitting tear with a single to right field from Rivera that would bring Miller and Bragg across the bag and giving the Spartans the lead 5-3. The Spartans picked up two more runs on a single through the left side from Gali
  • The Spartans scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning that would increase their lead to 9-3. 

INSIDE THE STATS GAME 3: 

  • Ehrhard went 3-3 with two runs
  • DeTringo went 3-4 with one run
  • Smith went 2-4 with two runs
  • Rivera and Gali each recorded two RBI
  • Helvey recorded his second win of the season
  • Moclair earned his fifth save of the season 

UP NEXT:

Tampa returns to action on Friday, March 30th, at 3:00 PM at Lynn University.

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