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.
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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