Spartans Fall Late to Tars in SSC Opener

Spartans Fall Late to Tars in SSC Opener

WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Spartans opened their 2017 Sunshine State Conference schedule with a Friday evening visit to Winter Park, Fla. to take on the Rollins College Tars.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 4 (L: Miner 3-1), Rollins 5 (W: Piening 3-1) 
Records: Spartans (6-2, 0-1 SSC), Tars (6-4, 1-0 SSC)
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park| Winter Park, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads Rollins in the all-time series with 47 wins to 43 losses.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Inning: The Spartans opened the scoring in the top of the inning as Taylor Farrell singled to center field and advanced to second on a throwing error by the Tars first baseman off an infield hit by Bre Setree. Lauren Pascoe replaced Farrell at second as a pinch runner and came around to score on a single to right-center field by Makaleigh Dooley.

5th Inning: Setree drew a walk to start the inning and moved to third on a double by Dooley to left-center field. Corynn Miner drove both runners in with a double of her own to open up a 3-0 lead. Before the inning was over, Maddie Farrell drove in another run as she singled through the left side.

6th Inning: Rollins got on the board via a solo home run straight to center field by Lint.

7th Inning: The Tars walked off with the win as they put four runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning with the final hit being a sharp hit right back up the middle that scored two runs with two out.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Miner added six strikeouts to her count and brings her season total to 30 in 26.2 innings of work.
  • The Spartans drew six walks on the game, with four of them coming against the Tars starting pitcher Street.
  • UT left 11 runners on base while RC left five runners on.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  •  With her two runs batted in today, Miner leads the team with eight.
  • UT now has back to back games with at least two doubles
  • Tampa has also drawn 34 walks this season and scored 41 runs.

UP NEXT:

Tampa returns to action tomorrow morning with a doubleheader slated to begin at 11 a.m. ­to wrap up the regular season series against Rollins.

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