TAMPA, Fla.. - The No. 2 University of Tampa Spartans slayed the Bentley Falcons with a 15 run showing Wednesday night.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 2 Tampa Spartans 15, Bentley Falcons 1
Records: Tampa (17-5) (3-3 SSC), Bentley (2-11)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa is 21-2 all-time against Bentley. The Spartans are 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Falcons.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Yorvis Torrealba and Danny Blair scored to give the Spartans an early lead after one inning. | 2-0 Tampa
- Blair hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the second, scoring Nick DeTringo and Torrealba. Blair would then score on an RBI single by Alec Aleywine. | 5-0 Tampa
- Torrealba hit a three-run shot into left field, scoring Cole Perry and Stevie Mangrum, to increase the Spartans' lead in the bottom of the third. | 8-0 Tampa
- Luke Benoit hit a two-RBI double in his first collegiate At Bat to increase the Spartan lead. | 10-0 Tampa
- The Spartans tallied on five more runs in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by RBI doubles from Sam Freitas and Luis Medina. | 15-0 Tampa
- The Falcons got on the board in the top of the eighth. | 15-1 Tampa
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Torrealba batted two for three on the day, hitting a Home Run with three RBI's and scoring three runs for the Spartans.
- Blair was one for three with two runs and two RBI's for the Spartans.
- Spartan pitchers combined to throw 12 strikeouts while only allowing one run.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- Blair and Torrealba increased their hitting streaks to 11 and 10, respectively.
- Head coach Joe Urso now stands at 803 career wins.
- The Spartans now have a +108 Run Differential on the season.
The Spartans recommence SSC competition as they travel to Saint Leo for a weekend series this Friday. Game One will start at 6:00 PM Friday night.
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