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Case Shines in Tars Shutout Victory

Case Shines in Tars Shutout Victory

WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 3, 2018) – The Tars clinched their first series of 2018 with a convincing 6-0 win over Young Harris.  The Tars improve to 2-0 in the new campaign, while the Mountain Lions fall to 0-2 this season.

Rollins was lead by their pitching on the afternoon.  Highly touted junior Brad Case started and went seven strong innings, striking out six and not surrendering a run.  He then handed the ball to senior Caleb Jakes, who cruised through the final six outs, securing the win. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Grant Ashline started the Tars scoring, reaching on a lead off single, and scoring when Nick Breen reached base on a fielding error.  Brian Brooker came home on a Billy Lamm single, then a string of walks, and hit batters sent two more Rollins baserunner across the plate.  By the end of the second inning the Tars had earned a 4-0 lead.
  • Case struck out the side in the third, three Mountain Lions came to the plate and they all went down swinging.
  • Isiah Russell doubled to start the sixth, before another round Young Harris pitchers lost control.  Bryce Peterson and Nick Breen both picked up RBI walks to push the lead to six.
  • Brad Case finished his seven innings, giving up only four hits.  Patrick Szczerba then gave the ball to Jakes out of the pen.  The senior gave up just one hit in two frames, sealing the victory.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS:
· Grant Ashline (2B) - 2-5, Run
· Zavier Lushington (RF) - 2-4
· Brad Case - W, 7.0 IP, 6 SO, 4 Hits, 0 Runs
· Mat Szabo - L, 1.1, 2 Runs, 2 ER, 3 BB

NOTES:

  • Rollins is now 10-4 all-time against Young Harris
  • Brad Case tallied his 150th career strikeout in the third, the junior now has 154 in the Blue and Gold.
  • Head Coach Jon Sjogren is 323-299-3 in his 13th season at the helm  

NEXT:
The Tars and Mountain Lions will conclude their three game set tomorrow, February 4; first pitch is set for 11 a.m.

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