CLEVELAND, Miss. - The No. 4 University of Tampa Spartans took on the No. 18 Nova Southeastern Sharks in the second game of the NCAA South Regional Tournament and were defeated by a 3-1 mark.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 18 Nova Southeastern 3, No. 4 Tampa 1
Records: Tampa (38-13), Nova (35-16)
Location: Harvey Stadium-Ferriss Field | Cleveland, Miss.
All-time Series: The Spartans lead the all-time series with the Sharks 37-17.
How it happened
- The top of the first opened up with Kevin Santa being awarded first base after being hit by the pitch. Santa then advanced to second base after a wild pitch was thrown. Laz Rivera grounded out to shortstop which advanced Santa to third base. J.D. Osborne came up to the plate and singled up the middle giving the Spartans the first run of the game.
- The Spartans maintained a one run lead until the bottom of the fifth when the Sharks tied the game. The Sharks scored single runs in the bottom of the sixth and seventh while the Spartans remained scoreless, giving the Sharks the victory.
Inside the Stats
- Osborne went 1-5 with the single RBI of the game
Beyond the Boxscore:
- David Lebron threw a career high in strikeouts tonight with 15 which is the most since Sergio Perez in 2006. Lebron also had a season high for innings pitched with 8.0.
Tampa will return to action tomorrow at 4 pm as they take on the Valdosta State University Blazers. Fans can watch through TampaSpartans.tv.
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