Rollins (13-7, 1-2 SSC) at Palm Beach Atlantic (10-11, 1-5 SSC)
Friday, March 15 - 6 p.m. | Saturday, March 16 1 p.m. | Saturday, March 16- 4 p.m.
West Palm Beach, Fla. | J.M. "Jake" Rubin Park
Set-up: Rollins heads to South Florida and back into Sunshine State Conference play, visitng Palm Beach Atlantic for a three-games series March 15-16. The Tars are riding a four-game winning streak. Rollins has finished up baseball week 2019 this past weekend defeating Malone, Assumption, and Nyack. The Tars pitching staff has led the way, ranking second in the SSC on strikeouts. The Sailfish are 1-5 against Sunshine State Conference schools in 2019, taking one of three at Eckerd and getting swept by Embry-Riddle. The Sailfish are 9-4 at home while Rollins is 2-5 on the road this year.
Tracking the Tars: The Tars swept Nyack at home this past weekend ending the game 10-6 to capture a four-game winning streak. Rollins is averaging nearly seven runs per game and allowing just 6.7. Cameron Enck is 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA on the year. Garrett Leonard, with 39 strikeouts and has a 2.10 ERA in 30 innings. Jimmy Robbins leads the Tars in strikeouts and in second in the SSC with 44. As a staff, Rollins tops the SSC in strikeouts with 210 and holds opponents to a league-best .223 batting average.
Cameron Montgomery leads the Tars at the plate hitting a .458 with eight RBIs and three homeruns since returning from injury seven games ago. Jack Gonzalez is hitting .351 with 10 RBIs and two home runs. Leading the Tars in RBIs is Cameron Meehan with 21. Luke Reidy has eight doubles, 10 RBIs and hitting a .328 on the season.
Tracking the Sailfish: Palm Beach Atlantic swept their last home series against Chestnut Hill capped off with 12-2 victory. Sailfish Brandon Seltzer is hitting .388 with 17 RBIs, three home runs and three triples. Connor Rowland bats .355 and leads the Sailfish 18 RBIs.
Pitcher Heath Hawkins was named SSC Pitcher of the Week and has a 1.69 ERA along with 16 strikeouts and in 21.1 innings of action. Orsen Josephina has a 1.23 ERA and is 1-0 on the season.
PBA hits .296 as a team and the pitchers carry a 4.46 ERA.
- Rollins first sighting of PBA is back in 2000.
- Rollins is 22-10 all-time against the Sailfish.
- Rollins batters have been hit by a ptich 34 times; 14th most in the nation.
- Kyle Hints has been HBP the third most in the nation (11).
- Cameron Enck's four victories is tied for 14th most in the nation.
- Jack Gonzalez has hit safely in 18 of 20 games this season.
- PBA is eighth in the nation in Sac bunts
- Sean Houck leads the nation in Sac bunts
Next up: The Tars are back home next weekend March 22-23 against Eckerd starting at 6PM for game one. Fans can watch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and follow live stats at TarsStats.com