Despite a season-record-tying eight triples by Kevin Mager ‘12, the Tars were unable to overpower the Eckerd Tritons on Friday night. However it was a close score of 4-3 with much action during play. Mager tripled in the bottom of the third with the score tied at 1-1 with two outs.
As always, Rollins scored in the opening frame to get the 1-0 advantage over Eckerd, but the Tritons knotted it up in the third on a two-out single. Right fielder Zach Persky ’14 put up a game-high three hits while Nick Adams ’12 and Sean Reilly ‘12 each got two hits. In the top of the 4th Eckerd took a 3-1 lead over the Tars.
Rollins rallied late in the bottom of the seventh as Josh Band ‘12 came home on a single by Tony Brunetti ‘11. Band walked, then stole second, advanced to third on a flyout by Adams, and scored with two outs on the board. Pitcher Mike Howard ’12 (3-3) was charged with the loss.
After the loss to Eckerd Friday night, the Tars bounced back to win 10-3 in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, but dropped the rubber match 8-4 at Alfond Stadium. The Tars used a seven run fifth inning in game one to pass the Tritons. The Tars also managed to keep the Tritons scoreless in the final five innings.
The Tars got twelve hits against the Tritons put up by Mager, Reilly, Smith, Lattanzi, and Band. Will Krasne ’12 was charged with the win in his 14th appearance.
In game two Rollins jumped out to a 4-0 lead through the first four innings with Matt White ’12 on the mound but gave up a sixth run fifth to the Tritons. Rollins remained scoreless in the final three innings and were unable to rally back from a 6-4 deficit. Six Tars picked up hits including Persky, Mager, and Max Pavy. The Tars host No.11 Barry on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m.