TAMPA, Fla. – The Spartans brought the bats in their first match-up against SSC rival Eckerd College.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 3 Tampa Spartans 8, No. 29 Eckerd Tritons 4
Records: Tampa (34-11, 17-8 SSC), Eckerd (28-16, 17-11 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans hold a 116-40 edge in the all-time series winning nine of their last 10 against the Tritons.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Danny Sirven hit a leadoff double in the fourth for the Spartans. Stevie Mangrum would then hit him in with an RBI-single. Mangrum then scored via a Derr double. Yorvis Torrealba later hit a two-RBI single with the bases loaded. B4 | 5-0 Tampa
Eckerd got on the board with two runs in the sixth. T6 | 5-2 Tampa
Derr hit a solo Home Run in the sixth to increase Tampa's lead. B6 | 6-2 Tampa
Torrealba smacked a solo Home Run in the seventh. B7 | 7-2 Tampa
The Tritons scored two runs in the eighth to cut into Tampa's lead. T8 | 7-4 Tampa
Mikey Navarette dodges a tag in a rundown to score in the eighth. B8 | 8-4 Tampa
INSIDE THE STATS:
Derr was a triple away from the cycle, batting three for four with a Home Run and four RBI's on the day.
Torrealba hit two for four with a Home Run and three RBI's.
Sirven hit one double for the Spartans, going one for four.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
Tampa is now 17-8 in the SSC.
Danny Sirven is currently riding thirteen-game hitting streak.
Torrealba is now tied for the lead in Home Runs (8) among the Spartans, along with Aleywine.
The Spartans finish their regular season home schedule tomorrow with a DH versus Eckerd. Tampa will honor their 13 graduating seniors prior to Game One.
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