DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 2018) – In a day extended by inclement weather, Rollins fell in game one of a Saturday doubleheader, while game two had to be postponed with the Tars leading 4-2 in the fifth. Rollins and Embry-Riddle will complete the final game of their three game set tomorrow, Sunday, April 8, at noon. Following today's game one defeat, the Tars move to 22-19 overall, and 8-12 in Sunshine State Conference play. The Eagles improve to 27-11, and 15-8 in SSC action.
The Tars fell behind early, and had their rally attempts turned back by the Eagles throughout the contest, on the way to the 9-2 defeat. The game was delayed for over an hour in the sixth inning.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Tars were threatening in the first, with a pair of base runners. However, the Eagles would escape the inning unfazed, then put a pair of first inning runs up for themselves in the bottom of the frame with a two run homerun.
- A leadoff walk turned into the first Rollins run, as Brianne Lint would score on an error off the bat of Brianna Ernst, cutting the Embry-Riddle lead to 2-1.
- After the Tars left the bases loaded in the third, the Eagles would again pull away with another pair of runs on two RBI singles, one by Katy Thompson, and the other by Peqe Lopez.
- Rollins would try to claw back into the contest again in the fourth with a solo shot by sophomore Tayler Holt.
- The eagles would respond with a run of their own in the bottom of the fourth, before manufacturing three scores in the fifth, taking an 8-2 lead.
- Lightning forced an extended break in the top of the sixth, but Rollins could not come out of the break with any momentum, as Embry-Riddle put up one more run to seal their 9-2 victory.
- Tayler Holt (C) – 1-3, HR, 1 Run, 1 RBI
- Kailah Rain (LF) – 3-3, 2 2B, 2 Runs, 1 RBI
- Erin Crawford – CG, 9 Runs, 7 ER, 3 SO
- Jayla Jackson – W, 4.0 IP, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 2 SO
- Tayler Holt's homerun was her second of the season, and first since February 10 against North Georgia.
- With her stolen base today Sarah Harrison now has 39 career stolen bases, while only being caught four times, good for a .886 stolen base percentage. That is tied for the eighth highest in program history.
- Michelle Frew is now 793-343-1 in her 22nd season at the helm of the Rollins softball program.
Rollins will complete the final game of the series from where it was suspended tomorrow, April 8, at noon. Rollins leads Embry-Riddle 4-2 in the fifth inning
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