Rollins Swings past No. 23 NSU; Clinches Series

Tate Stone-Frisina picked up the win over No. 23 NSU
Tate Stone-Frisina picked up the win over No. 23 NSU

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 30, 2019)- For the second-straight game, Rollins jumped out to a big lead and again came out on top, beating 23rd-ranked Nova Southeastern 10-6 Saturday afternoon. The win clinches the series for the Tars (18-10, 6-5 Sunshine State Conference) and sets up a chance for a sweep on Sunday.

Cameron Meehan went 2-4 with three RBIs and a run scored to lead the Rollins offense. Cameron Montgomery was 2-4 with a triple and two-run homer in the fifth that gave the Tars a comfortable 8-3 lead. Jack Gonzalez hit 2-5 with one run and an RBI.

Tate Stone-Frisina picked up the win (2-2), throwing five innings with five strikeouts and allowing three runs. Whit Drennan earned the save, throwing the final four fames with seven strikeouts and three runs.   

Duncan Pastore led NSU (19-12, 9-8 SSC), going 4-5 with one run. Ian Acevedo went 2-4. Nathan Campbell took the loss (5-2), getting chased in the third inning after allowing four runs on two hits. Jarrett Krzyzanowski, Kyle Kilbourne, Gabe Rodriguez, and Tommy Barberi also pitched.

The Tars got the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Kyle Hintz led off with a single to left and got to third on a Gonzalez single. He then stole home as part of a double steal to set the pace.

Rollins hung five runs in the bottom of the third to jump on top 6-0. Isaiah Russell drew a leadoff walk and scored on an error. Gonzalez brought in Hintz with a single and, after Luke Reidy reached on a fielder's choice, Meehan sent them all home with a two-RBI triple to right. Meehan capped the inning by scoring on a wild pitch.

The Sharks got on the board during the top of the fourth Christian Demby doubled down the infield line for Ian Acevedo to score. Andrew Labosky hit a two-run home run in the fifth and pulled NSU to within 6-3.

Montgomery answered with a two-run blast over the left field wall in the bottom of the fifth. In the sixth, Russell scored on a wild pitch and Meehan brought in Hintz, putting Rollins ahead 10-3.

The Sharks scored three in the eighth to pull to within 10-6, but Drennan held on for the Tars third-straight win.

The teams will play their final game of their series on Sunday, March 31 with the first pitch set for 12 p.m. at Alfond Stadium.

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