WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 5, 2012) - After dropping a series opener heartbreaker, Rollins was unable to recover from the loss as they dropped Saturday's twinbill to Florida Southern in the Tars' final home series of the season on Senior Day. Rollins dropped the first of the doubleheader, 13-5 and the second 14-3.
Rollins was off to a rocky start in game one as Florida Southern batted around in the opening frame and scored four runs on a Mike Snyder three-run home run and a RBI single by Jimmy Correnti. Rollins was able to cut the deficit in half as Nick Adams crossed the plate on a bases loaded walk. Anthony Figliolia scored the following run on a RBI single by Kevin Mager.
Florida Southern added another run in the second inning and held the Tars scoreless through two innings before Rollins was able to add two runs on the board in the fourth. Senior Josh Band led off the inning with a double down the right field line and made his way to third as FSC's right fielder misplayed the ball. Band then scored on a Boston Langley sacrifice fly. Figliolia scored his second run of the game on a RBI single from Zach Persky.
The Mocs had another two big innings as they added another four runs between the fifth and sixth innings, 9-4.
Rollins was unable to overcome the large deficit as they only scored one more run through the remainder of the contest. The Tars bullpen struggled in the final inning of play as James Kimsey and Ben Blanton gave up four runs to add to the Mocs lead.
Combined both teams tallied 28 hits while Rollins committed three defensive miscues to Florida Southern's one.
In five innings of work, FSC's Jake Guengrich earned the win as he struck out a game-high five while allowing one run on five hits and no walks. Brett Mueller took the loss for Rollins, his second of the season, in five innings of work. The southpaw gave up five earned run on seven hits and issued five walks.
Figliolia finished the first game with a 2-for-3 performance with two runs and a walk.
Rollins took another tough loss in the series finale as FSC handed the Tars a 14-3 thumping. Florida Southern scored in all but the first and sixth innings of the seven-inning affair.
The Mocs held Rollins scoreless through five innings before a two-run home run from Kevin Mager broke Nick Krolczyk's shutout. Krolczyk also had a no-no going through 3.2 innings before Brian Lattanzi hit a bloop-single to right. Mager's home run was the second for him of the series.
Rollins added one more run in the bottom of the seventh on a lead-off solo home run by Hunter Mayfield.
Both teams combined for another 22 hits while each team committed one error each.
Krolczyk pitched the complete-game win, striking out four and walking one while allowing three runs on eight hits.
Mike Herrmann took the loss for Rollins in 2.2 innings of work. He surrendered seven runs on six hits and issued three walks while striking out two.
Rollins will wrap up the regular season on the road as they head to Fort Lauderdale to face the Nova Southeastern Sharks on Thursday, May 10 with a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.