PENSACOLA, Fla. (February 9, 2018) – After a midweek schedule shift, the Tars and Argonauts would finally square off in a Friday doubleheader with West Florida taking both games of the doubleheader, 5-1 and 5-3. Rollins is now 3-2 on the year, while West Florida improves to 2-3 on the young campaign.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Argos wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as they took a quick 2-0 lead over the Tars in the bottom of the first inning.
- Again it was the Argos adding two runs in the bottom of the sixth to double their lead, 4-0.
- Bryce Peterson would pull one back for the Tars, when he hit a solo shot over right field, but the Argos still led, 4-1.
- West Florida would then add another run in the bottom of the eighth for security, and the Tars would not be able to get any closer as Avery Geyer was credited with the save ending the game, 5-1.
- It was West Florida who would strike first in the bottom of the second inning, when Joey Bend would cross home plate off of a Bryant Harris single up the left side, 1-0 Argos.
- The Argos would double their lead in the bottom of the fourth, when Bend would score yet again on a balk, 2-0.
- The Tars offense would finally start clicking in the top of the fifth, and answer with two runs of their own. Brian Brooker flied out to center field, allowing Ryan Smith to score from third base. Freshman Cameron Meehan was then walked with the bases loaded, which brought Bryce Peterson home to score, tying the score at 2-2.
- The comeback by the Tars didn't last long as the Argos were able to regain their two-run advantage in the bottom of the fifth, leading the Tars 4-2.
- Peterson would bring the Tars within one when he singled up the middle and allowed Isaiah Russell to score, Argos still led 4-3.
- The Argos recorded one more run in the bottom of the sixth, to push their lead to 5-3. The Tars had an opportunity in the top of the seventh with the bases loaded but could not capitalize, ending the game, 5-3.
- Cameron Meehan recorded his first collegiate hit in game 1 of the doubleheader
- Peterson now has two homeruns on the season
- The Tars are 10-19 all-time against West Florida
- Head Coach Jon Sjogren is 324-301-3 in his 13th season at the helm
Rollins will continue their 2018 season on Wednesday, February 14 at 6 p.m. when they host the Flagler Saints in a midweek contest at Alfond Stadium.
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