MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 15, 2019) – Rollins remained unbeaten, and picked up a Sunshine State Conference win, with a 6-0 shutout of the Barry Buccaneers. The Tars improve to 6-0 on the year, and 1-0 in SSC action. Barry falls below .500, at 5-6, and 0-1 in conference play.
Jordan Davis continued her hot start for Rollins picking up two more hits and scoring a run. Talia Kentoffio also registered a 2-3 day, with a run scored. The Tars offense was highlighted by sophomore Lindsay Gehring and freshman Ashley Worrell; each registered two hits, including their first home runs of the season, and a pair of RBI. Worrell also shined in the circle for Rollins. The Oviedo, Florida native improved to 4-0 on the year, tossing a complete game while striking out 10.
Rollins got on the board early when Brianna Ernst came home courtesy of a Gehring single. The Tars would capitalize on a Barry error in the second to take a 2-0 lead. Rollins doubled that advantage in the third when Worrell and Gehring blasted back-to-back solo homeruns to lead off the frame. Worrell would tally her second RBI in the fourth, sending home Sarah Harrison to make the score 5-0. The Tars final insurance run came in the sixth, when Rollins was again able to capitalize on a Buccaneer fielding blunder to push the score to 6-0. Worrell retired the Bucs in order in the seventh, sending the final two batters back to the bench after looking at strike three, clinching the game.
The Tars and Bucs will conclude their three game series with a doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, February 16, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
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