WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 3, 2017) – As baseball week opens, Rollins falls flat in the opening matchup against Assumption, losing 7-0. With the loss, the Tars fall to 9-4 overall on the season, while Assumption improves to 2-3 overall.

Brad Case got the start on the mound Friday afternoon, his fifth of the season. Despite striking out eight batters, Case gave up three runs in his seven innings of work and earned his first loss of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Assumption jumped out to an early lead in the third inning, after a two-run home run off the bat of shortstop Hunter Tralli and the Greyhounds never looked back.

The Tars couldn’t get anything going at the plate, only getting four hits throughout the contest.

Two innings later, the Greyhounds tallied an insurance run after stringing together a handful of hits in the sixth inning. Assumption would go on to score another four unanswered runs in the last two innings of the ball game to take the game from the Tars.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS:

·      Mike Purcell (RC): 1-3, 1 BB

·      Brad Case (RC): 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8 K

·      Hunter Tralli (AC): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI

·      Ben Lambert (AC): 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K

NOTES:

·      Brad Case has four wins on the season thus far, one more than he compiled in all of 2016

·      Peter Nicoletto still sits four spots out of first place for all-time triples in a Tars uniform

·      Rollins is now 7-2 all-time against Assumption.

NEXT:

Rollins continues Baseball Week action as they take on Assumption again, Saturday, March 4 at noon. 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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.