Rollins (20-12, 8-7 SSC) vs. Saint Leo (17-18, 6-9 SSC)
Friday, April 12 - 6 p.m. | Saturday, April 13 - 1 p.m. | DH
Winter Park, Fla. | Alfond Stadium
In partnership with the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting
Set-up: The Tars are set to host Sunshine State Conference rival Saint Leo in a pivotal three game series. Rollins is coming off a series win against Florida Southern on the road a week ago. The Tars lost the first game and won the final two games (8-6, 3-1). Rollins is 15-4 at home and the Lions are 2-12 on the road. Leo is coming off a loss against Valdosta 6-11 in a midweek non conference game. Saint Leo is sitting ninth in the SSC while Rollins is fifth.
Tracking the Tars: Rollins won the series against Florida Southern last weekend 2-1; the sixth series win in nine tries this year. Rollins is averaging five runs per game. Jack Gonzalez leads the Tars at the plate hitting .357 with 21 RBIs and five home runs. Cameron Meehan leads the Tars in RBIs with 32, and also has four home-runs and .273 batting average
Tracking the Lions: Saint Leo is coming off a mid-week game loss against Valdosta on the road (6-11). The Lions are 2-12 away from home this season. Jared Morello is .348 at the plate with eight doubles, four triples, two home-runs and 27 RBIs. Teammate Peyton Isaacson hitting .319 with nine doubles, seven home-runs and 35 RBIs.
Joey Antonopoulos with a 5.09 ERA with 47 strikeouts and has pitched in 40.2 innings. Shane Haight has nine starts with a 5.59 ERA. Joey Antonopoulos at 4-3 leads the team in wins.
· Rollins trails 88-87 all time against the Lions.
· Saint Leo swept the series last year (8-2, 8-4, 5-0)
· Kyle Hintz is second in the nation for hit by pitch with 17.
· Rollins hits .267 as a team; Saint Leo hits .283
· Sam LaFontaine is 10th in the nation for sacrifice bunts.
Next up: The Tars will be back at Alfond Stadium April 16 at 6 PM for a mid-week game to host Flagler. Fans can watch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.