Spartans Swing for the Fences to Sweep the Pioneer

Spartans Swing for the Fences to Sweep the Pioneer

Tampa, Fla. - The University of Tampa swept the floor and won its seventh straight game with a 9-0 victory over LIU Post.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 2 Tampa Spartans 9, LIU Post Pioneers 0
Records: Tampa (8-2), LIU Post (0-3)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fl.
All-time Series: Tampa sweeps their first series and now lead the all-time series 3-0 against the Pioneers.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Danny Maynard opened up the scoring in the fourth with a two-run double. After the next batter got on base, Keenan Bell smacked a three-run Home Run to right field to create a 5-0 Spartans lead.
  • In the sixth, Maynard hit his second double of the day, followed by a two-run Home Run by Stevie Mangrum down the right field line! The Spartans increased their lead over the Pioneers to 7-0.
  • In the eighth, Mangrum hit his second two-run Home Run of the day to give Spartans a 9-0 lead. 

INSIDE THE STATS: 

  • Mangrum led the charge going 2-4 with two Home Runs, two runs, and four RBIs.
  • Maynard finished 3-4 with two doubles, two runs, and two RBIs.
  • Bell ended 1-3 with a Home Run, three RBIs, and one run.
  • Starting pitcher Mason Duke picked up the win, throwing for seven shut-out innings and struck out seven, while allowing one walk and five hits. He is now 3-0 on the season.

OUTSIDE THE BOX:

  • UT is now on a six-game win streak.
  • Head coach Joe Urso now stands at 794 career wins as the all-time winningest coach in UT history is approaching another milestone.

UP NEXT:
The Spartans open SSC play as they travel to Florida Tech next Friday. The game starts at 6 p.m.

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