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Tars Surrender Game Two To Sharks

Tars Surrender Game Two To Sharks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 30, 2018) – The Tars battled back and forth with the Sharks, but in the end, the Sharks were able to outlast the Tars, taking game two of the series, 5-2.  

The Tars fall to 16-13 overall, and 4-7 in SSC play, while the Sharks improve to 19-9 overall, and 11-3 in SSC matchups.

Rollins was paced by Nick Breen, and Cameron Meehan offensively. Both Breen and Meehan generated two hits, and Meehan tabbed his seventh RBI of the season. As a team, the Tars outhit the Sharks, 8-7.  

On the hill, transfer Cameron Enck got the start. The junior tossed in 5.2 innings, allowing six runs and four hits, to go along with seven strikeouts. Caleb Jakes and Whit Drennan also made appearances on the mound for the Blue and Gold, with the duo only allowing one run and registering four strikeouts.  

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Sharks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Nathan Chevalier registered an RBI single, and Jeffrey Cyr hit an RBI sacrifice fly deep to right field for Nova Southeastern's two runs.
  • The Tars started to find their offensive rhythm in the top of the fourth, when Meehan singled to third base, bringing home Breen to cut the Sharks lead to 2-1.
  • A Billy Lamm sac fly to deep right field plated Brian Brooker to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the sixth.
  • Nova Southeastern would answer right back with two more runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth, to extend their advantage to 4-2.
  • It was again the Sharks in the bottom of the seventh increasing their lead by another run, they then led the Tars, 5-2.
  • The Tars couldn't spark a comeback in the top of the ninth, and fell to the Sharks, 5-2.

NOTES

• Rollins still trail the all-time series vs Nova Southeastern, 37-23

• Head Coach Jon Sjogren is 336-313-3 in his 13th season at the helm of Rollins baseball 

NEXT:

The Tars will stay put in Fort Lauderdale for their last matchup tomorrow against the Sharks. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. tomorrow.

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