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Tars Comeback to Take Game One Over Tritons

Tars Comeback to Take Game One Over Tritons

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 23, 2018) – Rollins jumped out to an early lead, but ultimately had to come from behind to take the series opener, 5-3, over the Eckerd Tritons.  With the win Rollins improves to 21-13 on the season, and 7-6 in Sunshine State Conference play.  Eckerd falls to 12-18 and 3-10 in SSC action. 

Rollins got a run in the first, but would fall behind after surrendering three in the third.  A Brianne Lint homerun would tie the game in the sixth and spark a Rollins rally, that would give them the lead for good.  Grace Street picked up her 11th win of the year with a complete game effort. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Jordan Davis started the game by striking out, but alertly darted to first on a third strike wild pitch.  The junior would come home to score on a RBI single by shortstop Talia Kentoffio.
  • The Tritons would load the bases with one out in the third, and eventually bring in three runs.  Nine Eckerd players came to the plate in the frame; however, the inning could have been worse, with the Tritons leaving the bases loaded.
  • The Tars would respond with a run in the fourth.  Senior Brianne Lint would cross the plate on a Lindsay Gehring single.
  • Lint would thentie the contest with a leadoff homerun in the sixth.  The Tars would continue the onslaught and take a two run lead in the frame.  Sarah Harrison and Brianna Lint were both plated by Triton fielding errors.
  • Grace Street would slam the door closed on Eckerd.  After giving up a pair of base runners to start the seventh, the junior retired the next three batters to secure the victory.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS:

  • Brianne Lint (LF) – 2-3, HR, RBI, 2 Runs
  • Chelsea Armstrong (3B) – 1-4, 2 RBI
  • Grace Street – W, CG, 3 Runs, 6 SO
  • Nikole Van Gennep – L, CG, 5 Runs, 3 ER, 4 SO 

NOTES:

  • Brianne Lint's homeruns gives her a team leading six on the year, and accounted for her 93 career RBI.
  • Jordan Davis stole two more bases on the evening, growing her SSC leading total of 27
  • Michelle Frew is now 792-337-1 in her 22nd season at the helm of the Rollins softball program. 

NEXT:
The Tars and Tritons will finish their three game set with doubleheader action tomorrow, March 24, at 1 p.m. 

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