Rollins (14-6) vs. Saint Leo (11-9)
Thomas B. Southard Stadium- Saint Leo, Fla.
Alfond Stadium – Winter Park, Fla.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017- 3:00 p.m. (Saint Leo)
Thursday, March 16, 2017- 11:00 a.m. (Saint Leo)
Friday, March 17, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. (Rollins)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. (Rollins)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. (Rollins)
Video/Audio: Geico Tars Sports Network
Featuring: Casey Wright & Austin David
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Coming in at 14-6 on the 2017 season, the Tars look to continue their winning ways this weekend as they travel to Saint Leo University for two non-conference games against the Lions. Following the two-game stretch, the Tars will return home to face Saint Leo once again for three conference matchups in Winter Park, Fla. The Tars are coming off a win against Eckerd College, but they dropped the series to Eckerd 2-1. The Lions are coming off a thrilling 18-17 win over Bridgeport that took 10 innings to finish.
TRACKING THE TARS:
The Tars dropped last weekend’s series against the Eckerd College Tritons 2-1, but won the last game of the series 9-5. Last week, Peter Nicoletto earned SSC Player of the Week honors and he looks to continue swinging a hot bat. In five games last week, Nicoletto hit .522 with a .577 OBS and a 1.435 slugging percentage. He had eight extra-base hits on six home runs, one triple, and one double, while also drawing two walks. Mike Purcell is averaging .388 in 20 starts this season, with 31 hits and 13 RBI’s. Brian Brooker has been having himself a solid season on the plate as well, batting .347 with 18 RBI’s and four home runs. On the mound for the Tars, Brad Case and AJ Chacon lead the team in wins with four apiece. Case and Chacon both have an ERA of 2.08, while Case has pitched 39 innings this season, and Chacon has pitched 26.
TRACKING THE LIONS:
The Lions are coming off a huge 18-17 win over Bridgeport, which saw Chadwick Miller walk off in the bottom of the 10th inning. With the win, the Lions improved to 11-9 on the season. Saint Leo's last game saw them hit doubles by nine different players, as well as Chase Turner hit a home run. As a team, the Lions have scored 147 runs and have a batting average of .341. They have a .509 slugging percentage and have hit 25 home runs.
The two-game stretch is the first road series for the Tars in the 2017 campaign.
Rollins narrowly leads the all-time series vs. Saint Leo, with a record of 85-82-3.
The last time the Tars and Lions met was in 2016, when Saint Leo swept Rollins in three games.
Rollins continues their season next weekend at home, as they host Lenoir-Rhyne. The Tars take on Lenoir-Rhyne Friday at 5 p.m., then again on Saturday at 1 p.m., and wrap up the weekend against Lenoir-Rhyne at noon on Sunday. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins baseball team, fans can visit RollinsSports.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.