TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team win the first game of the three game series against Palm Beach Atlantic.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #2 Tampa 10, PBA 8
Records: Tampa (29-5, 18-1 SSC), PBA (20-18, 9-10 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series record over PBA 10-1.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Spartans were the first team to put a run up on the board in the bottom of the first.
- Danny Sirven RBI allowed Drew Ehrhard to score. Sirven and Darren Miller scored off a RBI double from Connor Crile. Crile scored off a double from Stephen Smith. A triple from Richie Rivera allowed Smith to score. Tampa leads 5-0 after the bottom of the first.
- Bottom of the second Ehrhard homered.
- The Sailfish battled back with two runs in the top of the third.
- Top of the fourth PBA scored two more runs. Tampa leads 6-4.
- The Spartans scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Rivera scored off a RBI from Ehrhard. Miller walked, RBI; Harrison Bragg advanced to second; Ehrhard advanced to third; Nick DeTringo scored.
- Top of the sixth Mark Moclair relieved pitcher David Lebron.
- The Sailfish battled back with two runs. Tampa leads 8-6.
- Tampa scored a run in the bottom of the eighth. Rivera and Smith scored off a single from Brandon Gali.
- Top of the ninth PBA scored two more.
- The Spartans went on to win 10-8.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Lebron had his seventh win of the season. Moclair had his sixth save of the season.
- Pitchers tallied 14 strikeouts. Lebron led the Spartans in strikeouts with nine.
- Ehrhard had his third homerun of the season.
- Miller, Ehrhard, and Rivera had four hits each.
- Ehrhard, Crile, and Gali all had two RBIs.
- Ehrhard also lead the Spartans in runs with two.
Tampa returns to action on Saturday, April 14th, for a double header starting at 1:00 PM.
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