WINTER PAR, Fla. (March 15, 2012) - In their second match-up of the season against the Wayne State Warriors, the Rollins baseball team went home the victors with an 8-1 victory Thursday night at Alfond Stadium.
Rollins was led by Zach Persky, Sean Reilly, Josh Band and Boston Langley at the plate as each registered two hits off the Warriors. Persky added three RBI and a triple while Reilly scored a run and drew a walk. Band scored a pair of runs and also recorded a triple. Langley drove in three runs and scored one of his own.
The Tars (16-6) had two huge innings on the night putting up a five-spot in the second inning. Rollins went through their entire order in the bottom of the second as Wayne State starter Jeff Sorenson struggled to end the inning. Sorensen was relieved after all five runs were scored and was charged with the loss going 1.2 innings for the Warriors.
In the bottom of the second, Rollins loaded the bases on a ball through the left side by Greg Smith. Langley then laced another ball through the left side to drive in Reilly and Band for the Tars' first two runs. A Nick Adams walk would load the bases once again. Sorenson then threw four balls to Anthony Figliolia to walk in a run. An error by the Warriors catcher allowed Langley to score as the final run of the inning came on the sacrifice fly by Persky.
In the top of the third, Wayne State (8-4) managed to push a run across on a straight shot up the middle by third baseman Alex Trojan.
The Tars scored their final three runs in the sixth. Band led off the inning with a triple to right center and scored on a Langley RBI single. Figliolia and Adams scored the last two runs of the inning on a bases-clearing triple by Persky.
Mike Herrmann (2-1) earned the win in 5.2 innings of work. The right-hander struck out three and allowed three walks. He gave up one earned run and scattered six hits.
Rollins will be back in action Friday, March 16 as they host the C.W. Post Pioneers. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Fans can follow along on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.