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Tars Return to Conference Action Against Tritons

Tars Return to Conference Action Against Tritons

MATCH-UP:
Rollins (20-13, 6-6 SSC) vs. Eckerd (10-16, 1-8 SSC)

WHERE:
Winter Park, Fla. – Rollins Softball Stadium 

WHEN:
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. (DH) 

COVERAGE:
Watch | Live Stats 

SET-UP:
Coming off more than week hiatus, the Tars will return to the field to face Sunshine State Conference foe Eckerd.  Last time out the Tars swept a doubleheader against the Southern Connecticut State Owls, 8-2 and 7-4.  Rollins has now finished the nonconference portion of their schedule, and the Triton present just the first test as the Tars close the year with the SSC gauntlet. 

TRACKING THE TARS:
The Tars are batting .273 as a unit, and have plated 150 runs on the year.  Chandler Middlebrook continues to be the leader of the Tars offense.  The senior is hitting .356, leads the SSC in RBI, with 31, and doubles, with 13.  She also sits second on the team in home runs, blasting four balls over the fence, Brianne Lint leads the team with five.  Jordan Davis has seen her average grow to .346 in recent contests, the junior leads the SSC in steals, swiping 25 bases on the year. 

Grace Street and Abby Summers continue to share the pitching duties for Rollins.  Street has compiled a 10-3 record in 19 appearances for Rollins.  Summers currently sits third in the conference, striking out 99 batters so far, in her first season in the Blue and Gold. 

TRACKING THE TRITONS:
Eckerd sits ahead of Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern, in the SSC, batting .259 on the year.  Crystal Garcia leads the Tritons with a .370 average, 18 runs, four homeruns, and 13 RBI.  She is slugging .533, with a .433 on base percentage.  Kaleigh Floyd and Nikole Van Gennep also provide Eckerd with some offense, batting .354 and .341 respectively. 

Van Gennep also sees time in the circle where she is the reigning SSC pitcher of the week.  She currently has earned a 10-8 overall record, with an ERA of just 2.07.  She is joined in the rotation by Grace Wilcox, Janna Gaburo, Ally Costa, and Madison Saltzman. 

NOTES:

  • Rollins sits second in the SSC in steals, Sarah Harrison has picked up 13, and Talia Kentoffio 16, to go along with Davis' 25.
  • The Tars dropped two of three in St. Petersburg last season.
  • This series marks the first three games of an 18 game SSC streak for the Tars to close out the 2018 season.
  • Michelle Frew is 791-337-1, and ranks as the 16th winningest active coach in Division II. 

NEXT:
The Tars will venture on the road next week, for three game set against Florida Tech.  First pitch of game one in Melbourne is set for Thursday, March 29, at 3 p.m.  The Tars and Panthers will complete the series with doubleheader action on Friday. 

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