Spartans Spear the Sailfish

Spartans Spear the Sailfish

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa baseball team swept the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish in a three game conference series. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: GAME 2 #2 Tampa 2, PBA 0; GAME 3 #2 Tampa 11, PBA 1
Records: Tampa (31-5, 20-1 SSC), PBA (20-20, 9-12 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series record over PBA 12-1. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED GAME 2:

  • The Spartans were the first team to put a run up on the board in the bottom of the first. Nick DeTringo homered. 
  • Pitcher Cheyene Bickel relieved Keven Pimentel in the top of the eighth. 
  • Bottom of the eighth Drew Ehrhard scored off a RBI from Danny Sirven
  • The Spartans went on to win 2-0. 

INSIDE THE STATS GAME 2: 

  • Pimentel had his eighth win of the season. Bickel had his fifth save of the season. 
  • Pitchers tallied five strikeouts.
  • DeTringo had his sixth homerun of the season. 
  • Sirven led the Spartans in hits with three. 

HOW IT HAPPENED GAME 3:

  • The Spartans were the first team to score in the bottom of the second. Sirven scored off a sacrifice fly RBI from Richie Rivera
  • The Sailfish battled back with a run in the top of the fifth.
  • Rivera scored off a SAC bunt from Gali. Darren Miller RBI allowed Ehrhard to score. 
  • Bottom of the sixth the Spartans score four runs. Rivera homered to left center, 3 RBI; Danny Maynard scored; Bragg scored. Gali scored off a RBI from Ehrhard.
  • Miller doubled to right field, 2 RBI; Garrett Back advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by rf, unearned; Kyle Cotillett scored; Rivera scored. Bragg flied out to rf, RBI; Miller scored, unearned.
  • Pitcher Cole Aker relieved Clay Helvey.
  • The Spartans went on to win 11-1.

INSIDE THE STATS GAME 3:

  • Clay Helvey had his fourth win of the season. 
  • Pitchers tallied six strikeouts. 
  • Rivera had his second homerun of the season. 
  • BraggRivera, Miller, and Sirven led the Spartans in hits with two each.

UP NEXT:

Tampa returns to action on Friday, April 20th, for a road series at Southern Indiana at 6:00 PM.

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