WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 8, 2018) – The Tars weren't able to hold off the No. 13 Mocs, as the Mocs were able to make a late comeback to take game three, 5-3.
The Tars drop to 16-17 overall, and 4-11 in SSC play, while the Mocs improve to 29-4-1 overall, and 11-3 in SSC matchups this campaign.
Rollins totaled eight hits as a team. Cameron Meehan tallied two hits, as well as an RBI for the second straight day. Isaiah Russell led the Tars, going 2-3 at the plate, including a home run, and a run scored.
Brad Case got the start for the Tars. The junior tossed in 8.2 innings, allowing only six hits and one earned run. The Pelham, N.Y. native also registered six strikeouts against 31 total batters. Whit Drennan entered the game in relief of Case, as did Caleb Jakes.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Brian Brooker got things started for the Blue and Gold with an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the second to score Nick Breen all the way from second base, giving the Tars an early lead, 1-0.
- Meehan would also smack an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the fifth, plating Brendan Brundage foe the Tars second run of the game, taking a 2-0 advantage over the Mocs.
- The Mocs would cut the Tars lead in half in the top of the seventh, when they would score off of a wild pitch, Tars still led, 2-1.
- Russell would push the Tars lead back to two runs with a solo home run to right center in the bottom of the seventh, Tars now led, 3-1.
- Florida Southern's offense wouldn't go quietly, as they were able to rally and put up four runs in the top of the ninth inning, to take a 5-3 lead over the Tars.
- The Tars could not make a comeback of their own, and would fall to the Mocs, 5-3.
• Rollins still trails the all-time series vs Florida Southern, 150-79
• Head Coach Jon Sjogren is 336-317-3 in his 13th season at the helm of Rollins baseball
Rollins will take to the road once again, heading to Saint Leo for a three-game series. Game one is set to start on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m.
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