SAINT LEO, Fla.. - The No. 2 University of Tampa Spartans, led by a Nick DeTringo grand slam, defeated Saint Leo 8-6 Friday Night.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 2 Tampa Spartans 8, Saint Leo Lions 6
Records: Tampa (18-5) (4-3 SSC), Saint Leo (14-8) (3-4 SSC)
Location: Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa is 128-43 all-time against Saint Leo. The Spartans are 10-0 in their last 10 games against the Lions.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Saint Leo got on the board first in the bottom of the first, scoring one run. | 1-0 Saint Leo
- The Spartans scored three runs in the top of the second highlighted by a Cole Perry solo Home Run. | 3-1 Tampa
- Nick DeTringo hit a grand slam in the top of third, leading the Spartans to a four run inning versus Saint Leo. | 7-1 Tampa
- The Lions struck back in the bottom of the fifth, scoring five runs to cut the Spartans' lead to one. | 7-6 Tampa
- Alec Aleywine hit an RBI single in the top of the sixth, doubling Tampa's lead over Saint Leo. | 8-6 Tampa
INSIDE THE STATS:
- DeTringo batted two for four on the day, with a grand slam, four RBI's, and two Runs for the Spartans
- Perry also hit a Home Run, going one for three and scoring two Runs in the process
- Yorvis Torrealba batted three for four on the day, scoring one Run
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- Torrealba increased his hitting streak to 11 games with his three hits.
- Head coach Joe Urso now stands at 804 career wins.
- The Spartans now have a +110 Run Differential on the season.
The Spartans wrap up their weekend series at Saint Leo with a double-header tomorrow. Game 1 is slated to start at 1:00 PM.
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