LAKELAND, Fla. (May 13, 2011) - After a two-hour rain delay lengthened Friday's doubleheader, the Rollins Tars baseball team closes out the 2011 season with a doubleheader loss to No. 30 Florida Southern. Rollins dropped game one by a score of 14-2, followed by a 12-0 loss in the night cap.
Rollins combined for 11 hits and two runs, while committing one error in the weather-lengthened day. The Tars scored the two runs in game one and were shutout for the second time this season in game two.
The FSC Mocs (32-15, 16-8 SSC) made quick work of their opponents in game one with a game duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Rollins gave up 17 hits, while putting up nine of their own on the board.
Zach Persky and Nick Adams scored Rollins' only runs in the second and eighth inning, respectively. Persky and Adams also combined for three hits, while catcher Sean Reilly led the team with three hits.
FSC opened with five runs in the first two frames, followed by another six between the fourth and fifth. The Mocs scored their final three runs in the eighth inning.
Right-hander Steven Gropler was charged with the loss working four complete innings on the hill. Gropler wraps up his senior campaign with a 3-2 record.
FSC starter Stephen Batman (6-3) picked up his sixth victory of the year tossing seven innings and recorded six strikeouts.
In game two, Nick Adams and Josh Band were the only players to get hits off the Mocs. Matt White was charged with the loss and finishes his senior year with a 4-3 record. White tossed five innings.
Florida Southern had four players with multiple hits, including Cory Jensen and Colin Kaline each with three hits apiece. Tony Mitchell and Austin Chubb added two hits as well. Eddie Sipple got the winning nod and improved to 8-4. Sipple tossed six complete innings and recorded seven strikeouts.
The Tars wrap up the season with a 27-26 overall record and a 6-18 Sunshine State Conference mark. For more information on the Tars, check out RollinsSports.com.