WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 6, 2012) - In what was projected to be a closely contested game between 16th ranked Tars and the 6th ranked Bucs, it was everything but on Friday afternoon as Rollins dominated the rubber match, winning 15-4 in six innings.
It was Barry that jumped out to an early lead, scoring one in the top of the third. After the Bucs loaded the bases with one out, Thursday's game two starter Amye McIntyre was brought on in relief of Tars' starter Hope Bitzer.
McIntyre got Alyssa Goldsmith to fly out to deep left but it was just deep enough to score Natalia Ojeda to give Barry the 1-0 lead.
The lead was short lived as Rollins answered with six runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, three coming on a homerun off the bat of junior Aimee Halpin. The home run was the junior tranfer's second of the season.
McIntyre would then help her own cause in the fourth, homering to left center for her first career long ball in a Rollins uniform.
The Bucs would score their second run in the fifth on a sac fly to push the score to 7-2. McIntyre was able to limit the damage after Barry started the inning with three straight singles.
The Tars would again answer, this time plating two on double to right center from Lawna Hunter, her second double of the afternoon, which scored Bitzer and senior Krista Rodden to put Rollins up 9-2 after five.
The Bucs scored two runs on three hits in the sixth, as Sarah Broeseker and Grace Collins each notched RBI's to cut the deficit back to five at 9-4.
Rollins then erupted for their second six run inning of the game, highlighted by a grand slam from Hunter that ended the game in a run rule. The walk off shot was Hunter's sixth home run of the year, putting her in a two way tie with fellow senior Monica Meadows for the team lead.
Hunter went 3-4 with two doubles, a homerun, and drove in seven. The seven RBI now gives her the team lead with a total of 36.
McIntyre (10-4) got the win, giving up three runs while scattering seven hits in 3.2 innings in relief.
Alexis Yohe (13-4) was credited with the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on just two hits and was pulled after just 2.1 innings of work.
Rollins will be back in action Fri, Apr 13th when they welcome St. Leo to Winter Park for a three game series. Game one is set for Friday evening at 7 pm with a double header to follow on Saturday at 1 pm. Fans can follow along with all the action on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.