WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 22, 2011) - The Rollins baseball team bounced back from a 17-2 loss in game one of the doubleheader to defeat the No. 8 Bucs 14-13 in extra innings in the rubber match to win their first conference series of the year. Rollins improves to 23-20 overall and 5-13 in the SSC.
Shortstop Nick Adams continued with his hot streak and was 8-13 on the weekend with five RBIs, two doubles, two runs scored, and was 3-4 in stolen bases. He was 4-6 in Rollins' 14-13 victory with four RBIs, two runs scored, two doubles, and a stolen base.
Rollins handed No. 8 Barry their first conference series loss as the Bucs drop to 31-15 overall and 17-4 in the SSC.
After dropping game one by a score of 17-2, Rollins regrouped for game two and relied on timely hitting to pull through in extra innings. The Tars came back to tie the score on three occasions - in the fourth, sixth, and in the eighth. Despite being outhit by Barry, 21-18, Rollins still managed to get the win after taking advantage of two costly Bucs defensive miscues and a pair of wild pitches.
Barry started off strong with four runs in the first two frames as the Tars trailed by a run after two innings of play. Both teams remained scoreless in the third, but the Tars managed to put up a run in the fourth as Max Pavy scored on a two-out double for the first tie of the game, 4-4. Rollins took the 5-4 lead in the following inning as Kevin Mager scored on a T.J. Mullins wild pitch.
In the sixth, the eighth-ranked Bucs scored a pair of runs to lead 6-5, but Rollins took back a run in the home half of the inning with Chris Holloway tying the score at 6-6 on a Tony Brunetti single through the left side.
The contest would then head into extra innings after both teams remained scoreless in the seventh. Matt Petty would start things off for Barry in the eighth with a stand-up double and would later score on a James Young single up the middle. Young, Lyndon Coleman, and Evan Ashley would all score for Barry in the eighth to give the Bucs the 10-6 advantage heading into the bottom half.
Rollins would then tie the game once more putting up a four spot in the bottom of the eighth. Third baseman Max Pavy led things off as he reached on a throwing error by BU third baseman James Young. Pavy would later score on a bases loaded single by Nick Adams.
Barry would attempt to halt the Tars threat of bases loaded on back-to-back outs, but would walk Sean Reilly scoring Chris Holloway, 10-8. In an attempt to keep Rollins from scoring, the Bucs called for Tyler King to take the mound, but King would give up two runs on a Zach Persky single to score Nick Adams and Josh Band.
Neither the Bucs or Tars would score in the ninth calling for the 10th inning where Barry would score three runs against the Tars on a three-run homer by Drew Dwelly. Rollins responded back in the bottom of the 10th beginning with three consecutive hits. Nick Adams, Tony Brunetti, and Kevin Mager would all score to tie the ball game at 13-13. With two outs on the board, senior Max Pavy would hit a two-out double scoring Brian Lattanzi from second to win the game in walk-off fashion.
Six Tars notched multiple hits as Max Pavy finished 3-6 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a double. Chris Holloway was 2-3 with three runs scored. Picking up his third win of the year, freshman Adam Ogburn (3-1) received the win with two-thirds of an inning on the hill. BU closer Tyler King was charged with the loss tossing two complete innings.
Rollins will take a break from SSC action as the Tars host the St. Thomas Bobcats on Wednesday, April 27. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. Fans can catch all the live action on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.