TAMPA, Fla.. – No. 1 seed Tampa Spartans advanced to the NCAA Division II Championship Series in Cary, N.C., after an 11-inning win over No. 2 seed Delta State.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No.1 Tampa Spartans 6, No. 2 Delta State Statesmen 3
Records: Tampa (41-14), Delta State (42-14)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The all-time series is now tied 6-6 between Tampa and Delta State.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Delta State got on the board first with two runs in the first inning. B1 | 2-0 Delta State
- Steve Smith led off the inning by reaching first on an error followed by a ground ball from Yorvis Torrealba. Drew Ehrhard scored Smith on a single to center and advanced on a throwing error. Danny Sirven singled to the left side to score Ehrhard. T3 | 2-2
- The Statesmen scored one run on three hits and one error. B3 | 3-2 Delta State
- Ehrhard led the inning off with a single. Danny Sirven scored Ehrhard on a triple down the right-field line. T8 | 3-3
- Cole Perry got the inning started with a double to left field. Back to back to back walks by Navarette, Smith, and Torrealba scored Perry. Ehrhard scorched a single to score Navarette and Smith. T11 | 6-3
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Duke receives the no-decision after throwing 6.2 innings and giving up only two runs.
- Reynolds earns his 4th win on the year.
- Ehrhard went 5-6 on the day with two runs scored and two RBI.
- Sirven finished 2-5 with two RBI.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- Tampa baseball wins its 18th NCAA South Regional Title.
- The Spartans advance to the NCAA Division II Championship Series in Cary, North Carolina, which is scheduled for June 1-8.
The Spartans will travel to Cary, North Carolina this weekend for the NCAA Division II Championship Series. Their opponent and game time is still to be determined.
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