Rollins Takes the First of Five with Saint Leo
The Tars and Lions will play one more at Saint Leo before coming to Winter Park for a three-game Sunshine State Conference tilt over the weekend.
Caleb Jacks recorded the victory on the mound for the Tars, while Grant Ashline had the big day at the plate, going 2-5 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI doubles.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
• A fielding error led to an unearned Leo run in the bottom of the first.
• The Tars answered in the top of the third as Nick Breen knocked Ashline in for the score.
• Another fielding error led to another Lions run and 2-1 lead after the third.
• Rollins got the run back in the fourth on a Nick Santucci RBI single that scored Brian Brooker. Dolan then put the Tars ahead for good with a two-run blast over the left field fence, giving the visitors a 4-2 advantage.
• Rollins scored one run in the fifth and another in the sixth to lead 6-2 before three-run seventh extended the Tars lead to 9-3. Teddy Meissner had an RBI single and Ashline a two-RBI double in the frame.
• Saint Leo scored one in its half of the seventh but Mike Purcell got it back for the Tars with a sac fly that scored Isaiah Russell in the ninth.
• Caleb Jakes (W, 2-0) 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2K
• Grant Ashline (RC) 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
• Mike Dolan (RC) 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI
• Alex Mata (SL) 2-3, 1 RBI
• Zach Scott (SL) 2-5, 1 RBI
• The first two of five with Saint Leo are nonconference games.
• Mike Dolan’s home run was his third of the season.
• Brian Brooker now leads the team with six doubles.
• Rollins five errors is the second-most in a game this season.
• The Tars 15 hits is the third most in a game this year.
Rollins will meet Saint Leo on the road Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. in a nonconference game. The Tars will then welcome the Lions to Winter Park for a three-game SSC series starting Friday, March 17. For the latest news, updates, and information on Rollins baseball, fans can visit RollinsSports.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.