Spartans Crush Sharks in Game 1

Spartans Crush Sharks in Game 1

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The No.2 University of Tampa baseball team crushed the Nova Southeastern Sharks to open up their SSC series.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: No. 2 Tampa Spartans 14, No 20. Nova Southeastern Sharks 0

Records: Tampa (10-4) (2-2 SSC), Nova Souteastern (9-5) (5-2 SSC)

Location: UT Baseball FIeld | Tampa, Fla.

All-time Series: Tampa leads the Nova Southeastern 44-19 all time, Tampa leads 7-3 in their last ten meetings.

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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Drew Ehrhard scored to open up the game on a Danny Sirven single in the bottom of the first. | 1-0 Tampa
  • Yorvis Torrealba hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd as the Spartans extend their lead. | 3 -0 Tampa
  • Alec Aleywine slammed a 3-RBI Home Run to straight away center field to top off a four-run bottom of the fourth for the Spartans. | 7-0 Tampa
  • The Spartans scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, capped off by a two-RBI single by Nick DeTringo. | 12-0 Tampa
  • Danny Sirven smacked a two-RBI Double to left field in the bottom of the seventh, scoring Blair and Torrealba. | 14-0 Tampa

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Keven Pimentel was perfect through through 5 2/3 innings, pitching seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. He struck out ten batters on the day. He is now 3-1 on the season
  • Aleywine had two hits (one Home Run), two runs and four RBI's on the day.
  • Sirven reached four times on three hits (including a double) and one walk on the day, scoring one run and three RBI's.
  • Torrealba recorded two hits and one walk, scoring three runs and one RBI on the day.

OUTSIDE THE BOX:

  • Head coach Joe Urso now stands at 796 career wins as the all-time winningest coach in UT history is approaching another milestone.
  • Sirven extended is hitting-streak to eight games with his RBI single in the first.
  • Aleywine hit his third Home Run on the season for the Spartans.

UP NEXT:

The Spartans the Sharks wrap up their series tomorrow with a double-header. Game 1 is set for a 1:00 PM first pitch with Game 2 slated for a 4:00 PM start time.

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