Mangrum Hits for Cycle as Spartans Defeat Rams

Mangrum Hits for Cycle as Spartans Defeat Rams

ALBANY, Ga.. - The No. 2 University of Tampa Spartans brought the bats in their weekend opener versus Albany State, hitting 21 hits and scoring 15 runs.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: No. 2 Tampa Spartans 15, Albany State 5

Records: Tampa (13-5) (3-3 SSC), Seton Hill (7-12)

Location: Golden Rams' Field | Albany, GA.

All-time Series: Tampa leads all-time versus Albany State 11-2. The Spartans defeated the Golden Rams to open the 2018 NCAA South Regional tournament 12-2.

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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  •  Yorvis Torrealba opened up the day with a run for the Spartans off of an Alec Aleywine sacrifice fly. | 1-0 Tampa
  • Albany State struck back with a run in the bottom of the first. | 1-1 Tampa
  • Stevie Mangrum doubled in the top of the second and later stole third base. He then stole home via a passed ball to give the Spartans the lead. | 2-1 Tampa
  • The Spartans would increase their lead by two runs in the third, courtesy of a Drew Ehrhard sacrifice fly and an Aleywine solo Home Run. | 4-1 Tampa
  • Nick Derr hit an RBI double in the top of the fourth as the Spartans increased their lead over the Golden Rams. | 6-1 Tampa
  • The Rams responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth. | 6-3 Tampa
  • Albany State scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Spartan lead to two. | 6-4 Tampa
  • Torrealba hit a two-RBI single in the top of the sixth to double the Spartans' lead. | 8-4 Tampa
  • The Golden Rams fought back, scoring a run in the bottom half of the sixth. | 8-5 Tampa
  • Tampa rallied in the top of the seventh, scoring four runs highlighted by an RBI triple from Mangrum. | 12-5 Tampa
  • Mangrum hit a solo Home Run in the top of the eighth, solidifying the Spartan lead. | 13-5 Tampa
  • Luis Medina increased the Spartan's lead to ten runs in the top of the ninth with a two-RBI single. | 15-5 Tampa

INSIDE THE STATS:

  •  Stevie Mangrum hit for the cycle, going 4 for 5, scoring four runs and earning two RBI's, leading the Spartan offense. 
  • Aleywine hit his fourth Home Run of the season while going 1 for 5, scoring one run and recording two RBI's.
  • Danny Blair, Nick DeTringo, and Torrealba all increased their hitting streaks to eight, six, and seven, respectively.

OUTSIDE THE BOX:

  • Mangrum's cycle is the fourth cycle in Tampa Spartans history. The last cycle was off the bat of Laz Rivera against Eckerd in 2016.
  • Mangrum has now hit a Home Run in three consecutive games for the Spartans and a team-leading five on the season.
  • Head coach Joe Urso now stands at 799 career wins as the all-time winningest coach in UT history is approaching another milestone.
  • The Spartans now have a +85 Run Differential on the season.

UP NEXT:

Head coach Joe Urso is on the hunt for his historic 800th win as the Spartans continue their series versus Albany State tomorrow with Game 1 of their double-header slated for a 1:00 PM start time.

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