TAMPA, Fla.. - The Spartans got swept for the first time since 2015 in their series versus Embry-Riddle.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final | Game One: No. 1 Tampa Spartans 3, Embry-Riddle Eagles 4
Final | Game Two: No. 1 Tampa Spartans 3, Embry-Riddle Eagles 5
Records: Tampa (25-10) (11-7 SSC), Embry-Riddle (22-11) (11-4 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans are now 9-11 all time versus Embry-Riddle and 5-5 in their last ten games.
HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME ONE:
- Embry-Riddle started off the game with a run in the first. T1 | 1-0 Embry Riddle
- Yorvis Torrealba tied the game for the Spartans, scoring on a Drew Ehrhard ground ball. B1 | 1-1 Tampa
- The Eagles retook the lead in the fourth, scoring one run. T4 | 2-1 Embry-Riddle
- Embry-Riddle tallied on a run in the six. T6 | 3-1 Embry-Riddle
- Ehrhard scored on a Nick Derr double. Derr would then score on a sacrifice fly from Sam Freitas to tie the game. B6 | 3-3 Tampa
- Embry-Riddle produced a run in the ninth to give them the hit. T9 | 4-3 Embry-Riddle
HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME TWO:
- Embry-Riddle started off strong, scoring four runs in the first. T1 | 4-0 Embry-Riddle
- Torrealba hit a solo Home Run to get the Spartans on the board. B3 | 4-1 Embry-Riddle
- The Eagles tacked on a run in the top of the sixth. T6 | 5-1 Embry-Riddle
- A weather delay took place in the bottom of the seventh inning due to lightning in the area. The delay was an hour long in length.
- Torrealba and Alec Aleywine scored in the eighth on a pair of singles from Danny Sirven and Freitas. B8 | 5-3 Embry Riddle
INSIDE THE STATS | GAME ONE:
- Mason Duke pitched seven innings of three-run baseball for the Spartans. He remains 7-0 on the season.
- Torrealba batted two for four with one run for the Spartans.
- Derr was one for four with a double and a run scored.
INISDE THE STATS | GAME TWO:
- Torrealba hit four for five with two runs and a solo Home Run
- Sirven batted three for four with a double and an RBI.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- The Spartans own a Run Differential of +143 on the season.
- This is the first time that Tampa has dropped a series against Embry-Riddle as an SSC rival. Embry-Riddle joined the Sunshine State Conference in 2017.
- This is the first time the Spartans have been swept since 2015.
The Spartans travel to West Palm Beach next Friday to begin a weekend series with the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish. Game One will start on Friday at 6:00 PM.
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