WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 3, 2019) – Two homers highlighted a six run fourth inning for Rollins as the Tars posted a 7-5 win over Embry-Riddle Friday.
Rollins improved to 25-19 overall and 12-13 in league play with the Sunshine State Conference series opening win. Embry-Riddle drops to 26-18, 15-10 SSC.
Sam LaFontaine swung the big bat, going 3-3 with three RBI. The junior infielder hit his fifth homer run of the season, a two-run shot to cap the fourth, and later drove in a run to give the Tars a 7-4 lead.
Jack Gonzalez had his 22-game hitting streak come to an end, going 0-3 against the Eagles.
Tars starter Cameron Enck improved to 7-3 on the year, scattering eight hits and allowing four runs with three strikeout in five and a third innings of work. Jimmy Robbins earned his fourth save of the year, striking out five of the his batters he faced without allowing a base runner.
The Tars spotted ERAU two runs in the fourth as Luis Olivier notched a two-run home run in the fourth. In the bottom of the frame, Reidy led off with a talk and Brendan Brundage also reached after an Eagles error. Cameron Montgomery sacrificed in Reidy before Santucci cleared the bases with his dinger, putting Rollins on top 3-2.
Kyle Hintz later doubled-in Meehan and LaFontaine put an exclamation point on the inning with a deep blast to right field, getting Rollins ahead 6-2.
After Embry-Riddle scored two in the sixth, LaFontaine gave Rollins an insurance run with an RBI single that scored Jared Herron.
The Eagles hung a run in the seventh before Robbins came on and slammed the door on the Eagles.
Kyle Marsh went 3-4 with three runs scored for ERAU. Luis Olivier hit 3-5 with four RBI and Zach Howard batted 2-4.
Rollins will celebrate senior day on Saturday, May 4 prior game two of the series at 2 p.m. The teams are set to close the series on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.