TAMPA, Fla. – The Spartans rallied late versus Eckerd but dropped both Senior Day games
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final | Game One: No. 3 Tampa Spartans 5, No. 29 Eckerd Tritons 9
Final | Game Two: No. 3 Tampa Spartans 5, No. 29 Eckerd Tritons 6 (10 innings)
Records: Tampa (34-13, 17-10 SSC), Eckerd (30-16, 19-11 SSC)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans hold a 116-42 edge in the all-time series winning seven of their last 10 against the Tritons.
HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME ONE:
- Eckerd broke the ice in the second, scoring three runs. T2 | 3-0 Eckerd
- Nick DeTringo scored on a Drew Ehrhard double. B3 | 3-1 Eckerd
- The Tritons rallied in the fourth on a pair of Home Runs. T4 | 8-1 Eckerd
- Seniors Stephen Smith and DeTringo scored on a Danny Sirven fielder's choice to cut into Eckerd's lead. Sirven then scored on a Sam Freitas RBI-single. B7 | 8-4 Eckerd
- Eckerd tallied on an extra run in the eighth. T8 | 9-4 Eckerd
- Stevie Mangrum hit a solo Home Run into left-center field. B8 | 9-5 Eckerd
HOW IT HAPPENED | GAME TWO:
- The Tritons led off the game with two runs in the first. T1 | 2-0 Eckerd
- Freitas scored on a DeTringo sacrifice fly in the second. B2 | 2-1 Eckerd
- Eckerd tacked on two runs in the third on back-to-back RBI singles. T3 | 4-1 Eckerd
- Ehrhard reached on a double in the third. He would later score on an RBI-single by Mangrum.
- Eckerd walks in a run in the fourth. T4 | 5-2 Eckerd
- Sirven serves up a two-RBI single with the bases loaded, scoring Smith and Danny Blair. Torrealba would then score on a fielder's choice by Mangrum. B8 | 5-5 Tampa
- Eckerd scores a run in the tenth. T10 | 6-5 Eckerd
INSIDE THE STATS | GAME ONE:
- Ehrhard batted three for five, with a double and an RBI.
- Mangrum hit two for four with a Home Run and a double.
- DeTringo was one for three with a walk while scoring two runs for Tampa.
INSIDE THE STATS | GAME TWO:
- Torrealba and Ehrhard both, hit doubles and scored a run each for Tampa.
- Freitas hit two for six with a run scored.
OUTSIDE THE BOX:
- Tampa is now 17-10 in the SSC.
The Spartans finish their regular season next weekend as they travel to Florida Southern. Game One is one Friday, May 10th, with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 PM
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