Spartans Swing Big in Sweep of Rollins

Spartans Swing Big in Sweep of Rollins

TAMPA, Fla. –  The Spartans take first place in the SSC following a series sweep against Rollins College.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final | Game One: No. 5 Tampa Spartans 4, Rollins College Tars 2

Final | Game Two: No. 5 Tampa Spartans 9, Rollins College Tars 5

Records: Tampa (33-11, 16-8 SSC), Rollins (24-19) (11-13 SSC)

Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.

All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series versus Rollins 122-51-1. Tampa is 9-1 in their last ten games against the Tars.

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HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME ONE:

  • Alec Aleywine hits a solo Home Run to give the Spartans a lead. B2 | 1-0 Tampa
  • Rollins tied the game up with an RBI single. T3 | 1-1 Tied
  • A solo Home Run gives Rollins the lead in the fourth. T4 | 2-1 Rollins
  • Aleywine scores Nick Derr on an RBI single to tie the game up. B4 | 2-2 Tied
  • The Spartans rallied in the fifth, scoring two runs highlighted by an Aleywine RBI single. Sam Freitas and Yorvis Torrealba scored the runs for the Spartans. B5 | 4-2 Tampa

HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME TWO:

  • Sam Freitas hit a three-run Home Run to deep center field to open up scoring in Tampa's favor. B3 | 3-0 Tampa
  • Nick DeTringo scores on a Drew Ehrhard double to increase Tampa's lead. B4 | 4-0 Tampa
  • Aleywine hit a lead-off triple and then scored on a Stevie Mangrum Home Run to right field. B5 | 6-0 Tampa
  • Torrealba hit a solo Home Run in the sixth to increase Tampa's lead. B6 | 7-0 Tampa
  • The Tars got on the board courtesy of a two-RBI double in the seventh. T7 | 7-2 Tampa
  • Stephen Smith hit an RBI triple, scoring DeTringo. He would then score on a Mikey Navarette RBI single. B7 | 9-2 Tampa
  • The Tars scored a run in the eighth to cut into Tampa's lead. T8 | 9-3 Tampa
  • Rollins fought back in the ninth, scoring two runs on a Home Run. T9 | 9-5 Tampa

INSIDE THE STATS | GAME ONE:

  • Aleywine batted three for four with a Home Run and 3 RBI's
  • Yorvis Torrealba was one for three, scoring one run for the Spartans
  • Tyler Beck was superb in relief, throwing four innings one one hit, shutout baseball, striking out seven.

INSIDE THE STATS | GAME TWO:

  • Torrealba hit three for four with a Home Run, scoring two runs for Tampa.

  • Freitas hit a 3-RBI Home Run for the Spartans. He was one for three on the game.
  • Mangrum was one for four with a Home Run and two RBI's.
  • Tanner Foster pitched 6 1/3 innings of two run baseball, allowing three hits against the Tars.

OUTSIDE THE BOX:

  • Tampa is now 16-8 in the SSC and is now number one in the conference.

  • Aleywine now leads the team with eight Home Runs on the season.
  • Beck picked up his team-leading eighth save of the season.

UP NEXT:

The Spartans face off against the Eckerd Tritons next weekend for their final regular season home series. Game One will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM.

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