WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 10, 2011) - The Rollins Tars baseball team held off the Penn Quakers for a 3-2 victory Thursday night at Alfond Stadium. The Tars now stand at 3-2 in the Baseball Week standings.
With the win, Rollins improves to 14-6 on the season, while the Penn Quakers drop to 2-4 for the year.
In his second consecutive start of the year, Mike Howard (3-0) put on another great performance tossing 5 2/3 innings on the hill giving up one run to earn the win. Howard improves his ERA to 2.03.
Rollins started off strong scoring a pair of runs in the opening frame. Kevin Mager drove in Chris Holloway from third as he reached on an error by Penn third baseman Dan Williams. Mager then scored on a Steve Betcherman single to right.
Betcherman scored Rollins' only other run in the fourth on a one-out single through the left side. The Tars were kept scoreless through the final four innings of play, but kept the Quakers scoreless through the first five. Penn's Dan Williams scored in the sixth and Jeremy Maas in the eighth.
Left-handed pitcher Cori Warren closed for the Tars giving up one hit to earn the win in one inning of work.
Penn left fielder Jeremy Maas finished 4-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.
Rollins will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as the Tars host the Maine Bears. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. For live action of the Tars, check out the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.