WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 13, 2019) – Rollins capped off a six-run comeback with a ninth-inning walk-off single in game one and completed the sweep with 10th-inning heroics in game two, beating Saint Leo 9-8 and 4-3 on Saturday.
Jimmy Robbins earned the win in both games, throwing the ninth in game one and fanning eight over the final three innings of game two. Luke Reidy swung the big bat, going a combined 5-8 with two homeruns on the day.
Rollins moves to 22-13 overall and 10-8 in the Sunshine State Conference and stays in the top half of the league standings. Saint Leo falls to 18-20 overall and 7-11 against SSC opposition.
After falling behind 8-2 heading into the bottom of the bottom of the seventh, Rollins put up seven runs over the final three innings to post the 9-8 win.
Jimmy Robbins got the win for the Tars, pitching a scoreless ninth. Cameron Enck got the start and allowed seven runs on 11 hits. James Hoelle threw two and a third scoreless innings with Kyle Kramer and Ross Korosec also seeing time on the hill.
Saint Leo DH Corey Mumaw went 2-4 with an RBI and two runs while Brett Coffel and Danny Torres both went 2-3. Leo out-hit Rollins 14-10 in the game.
Brady McGarry took the loss, allowing the eventual winning run to reach in the ninth.
Leo scored two runs in the top of the third, but Rollins answered in the bottom of the frame. Isaiah Russell led off with a walk and eventually scored on an error to make it 2-1.
The Lions then put five runs across in the fourth, banging out five hits and chasing off Enck. Reidy's solo shot in the bottom of the fourth made it a 7-2 score.
After Leo scored again in the seventh to make it 8-2, Rollins started its comeback with a pair of runs in their half of the inning. Reidy led off with a double and scored on Montgomery's single to center. Singles by Brundage and Nick Santucci loaded the bases for Erik Rivera to bring in Montgomery and get the Tars to within 8-4.
Rollins then pulled even with four runs in the eighth. Montgomery ripped a bases loaded double to score Kyle Hintz and Jack Gonzalez. On the next at bat, Brundage singled up the middle and plated Montgomery and Reidy, knotting the score at eight.
After Robbins shutdown the Lions in the ninth, Ben Johnston led off the bottom with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Hintz. Sam LaFontaine got the big in the next at bat with a game-winning RBI single to left, giving the Tars a 9-8 win.
In the nightcap, Reidy led the way, going 3-5 with a homer and two runs scored. Montgomery was 2-3 with an RBI while Hintz and Santucci also drove in runs.
Robbins picked up his second win of the day, allowing just one hit and striking out eight in the final three innings. Garrett Leonard fanned seven and scattered four hits and two runs in five innings of work.
Rollins manufactured a run in the bottom of the first with Montgomery bringing in LaFontaine.
Saint Leo battled back to take a 2-1 lead in the third, but the Reidy tied it up in the bottom with a solo homer to left.
The Lions scored one in the seventh on a Danny Torres lead off double and Derek Gibree single. In the Tars half, Johnston was plunked and scored on a Hintz triple to center.
Both teams left runners on in the eighth and ninth, but couldn't score and the game headed to extras.
Robbins struck out the side in the top of the 10th to set the tone. Reidy led off with a single and Montgomery put two on with a double down the left field line. Brundage was then offered a free pass to load the bases with no outs. Santucci sent everyone home with a single to center that easily scored Reidy for the win.
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