TAMPA, Fla. - The No. 1 University of Tampa Spartans battled the Embry-Riddle Eagles in the first game of the weekend series and came out victorious over the Spartans
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 1 Tampa Spartans 7, Embry-Riddle 2
Records: Tampa (20-6), Embry-Riddle (8-19)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series with a 8-6 record over the Eagles.
How it happened
- The Eagles came out scoring a run in the top of the first inning to take the lead.
- The Spartans scored their first run after J.D. Osborne doubled down the right field line and then scored on a throwing error by the pitcher.
- The Spartans score again in the bottom of the sixth on a home run to left field by Darren Miller. Vin Cosenzo came up to bat next and singled to second base and advanced to second after Connor Crile hit a double down the right field line. The Spartans would take the lead after DiLacqua hit a sacrifice fly and scored Cosenzo. Kevin Santa came in to pinch hit for Chris Gaffney and singled to second base, bringing Crile across home plate and increasing their lead to 4-2.
- The bottom of the seventh was plagued by throwing errors by the Eagles and the Spartans were able to score three runs.
- The Spartans went on to win 7-2 over the Eagles.
Inside the Stats
- Crile went 2-2 with a double and one run.
- Santa went 1-2 with one RBI.
- Garrett Cave earned the win after pitching for seven innings and recorded eight strikeouts.
Beyond the Box
- Miller hit his seventh homerun of the season.
- Cave improves to 4-1 on the season.
Tampa will return to action on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 pm with the Eagles. Fans can watch through TampaSpartans.tv.
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