MELBOURNE, Fla. (May 10, 2019) – Rollins fell to Florida Tech 7-1 Thursday in the final series opener of the season for both teams.
The Tars (25-22, 12-16 SSC) hammered out eight hits, but committed three errors in the loss.
Nick Santucci went 2-4 at the plate to lead the Tars with Luke Reidy driving in the Tars run. Cameron Enck took the loss, allowing two runs and eight hits over six innings. Tate Stone-Frisina and James Hoelle each threw an inning.
Jacob Buser was the leader for the Panthers (27-18, 15-11 SSC) going 5-5 at the plate with a double and one RBI. Raul Quintero went 3-4 with two RBIs. Colin Cristello won the game, pitching seven innings with six strikeouts.
Scoreless through the first four innings, Florida Tech took the lead in the fifth with a run and built a 5-0 advantage by the end of the seventh.
Kyle Hintz was hit by a pitch for the SSC-leading 23rd time to lead off the Tars eighth and advanced to second on a wild pitch. He later scored on a Reidy single to center to get Rollins in the board.
FIT got the run back with two in the eighth and the teams played to a scoreless ninth.
The Tars will face Florida Tech for their second game of the series finale May 10 at 1 p.m. in Melbourne. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.