WINTER PAR, Fla. (March 16, 2012) - In the final non-conference game of a 23-game home stand, Rollins picked up a 17-3 victory over the C.W. Post Pioneers Friday night at Alfond Stadium.
It was a team effort as seven of Rollins' nine offensive starters registered at least one hit while four Tars pitchers combined for nine strikeouts and one walk, allowing six hits. Three Tars also recorded home runs with Nick Adams and Sean Reilly blasting two-run bombs over the leftfield wall in the sixth and Brandon Curson hitting a lead-off home run in the eighth.
Adams was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle going 4-for-6 with two RBI, three runs, a double, home run and a stolen base.
Rollins picked up its 11th game with double-figure hits with 14 but committed three errors on the night. The Tars improve to 17-6 while C.W. Post falls to 6-8.
Both teams ran even through four innings of play as the Pioneers plated a run in the first, as did the Tars. C.W. Post scored another run for the 2-1 lead in the second but Rollins answered back in the home half with a run of their own.
Right-hander Anthony Figliolia (4-0) came-in to pitch in relief in the fifth inning and kept the Pioneers scoreless retiring the side. Figliolia recorded a game and season-high four strikeouts and allowed no walks and one run on two hits. The junior earned the win in 3.0 innings of work.
With the score tied at 2-2, Rollins extended their lead in the bottom of the fifth scoring a pair of runs. Nick Adams crossed the plate on a Kevin Mager sacrifice fly after leading off the inning with a double and moving over to third on an infield single (Zach Persky). Persky then scored the second run on a Josh Band RBI double.
Post managed to squeeze a run through in the top of the sixth on a home run by Rich Maccarone. The center fielder finished the night going 2-for-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases.
The Tars would have their biggest inning in the bottom of the sixth scoring eight runs on five hits and two costly Pioneers errors. For the second consecutive time, the Tars batted around going through 13 batters and three C.W. Post pitchers.
Rollins wasn't done scoring as they put up a four-spot in the seventh and tacked on a final run in the eighth.
Pioneers starters Rafael Martinez was saddled with the loss tossing 5.0 innings, striking out one and allowing four walks.
The Tars will be back in action on Friday, March 23 as they begin Sunshine State Conference action hosting Lynn in a three-game set. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.