Rollins Hosts Three Teams Over Spring Break

Rollins Hosts Three Teams Over Spring Break

MATCH-UP:
Rollins (19-4, 8-4 SSC) vs. West Chester (9-6, 0-0 PSAC)
Rollins (19-4, 8-4 SSC) vs. Southern Connecticut State (1-5, 0-0 NE-10)
Rollins (19-4, 8-4 SSC) vs. Florida Southern (8-10, 4-8 SSC) 

WHERE:
WCU: Winter Park, Fla. – Rollins Softball Stadium at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
SCSU: Winter Park, Fla. – Rollins Softball Stadium at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
FSC: Winter Park, Fla. – Rollins Softball Stadium at Martin Luther King Jr. Park 

WHEN:
WCU: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. (DH)
SCSU: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. (DH)
FSC: Friday, March 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
        Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. (DH)

COVERAGE:
WCU: Watch | Live Stats | Digital Program
SCSU: Watch | Live Stats | Digital Program
FSC: Watch | Live Stats | Digital Program

SET-UP:
Rollins dropped their first series of the season, but recovered to down Southwest Minnesota State in doubleheader action on Sunday, ending the week on a positive note.  Rollins will now face two more non-conference foes as teams visit Winter Park during the Tars' Spring Break.  Rollins will then return to Sunshine State Conference action over the weekend, welcoming rivals Florida Southern to Rollins Softball Stadium. 

WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins:
The Tars continue to swing the bats well, hitting .300 as a team, second highest total in the SSC.  Jordan Davis is pacing the conference with a .486 batting average and 19 stolen bases.  The senior has scored 19 runs for Rollins.  Lindsay Gehring sits second in the SSC, and leads the Tars, with six homeruns and 21 RBI.  Talia Kentoffio and Ashley Worrell have also been effective at the plate for Rollins, each hitting over .300. 

The Tars have maintained a dominant 1.14 ERA through their first 23 games.  The rotation of Worrell, Abby Summers, and Grace Street have stiffeled opponents, with just a .162 batting average against.  Worrell has tallied nine wins.  Summers has struck out 92 batters in 60 innings of work. Street leads the SSC with just a 0.71 ERA in her 29.2 innings of work. 

West Chester:
The Rams started the year at No. 8 in the national poll, but stumbled out of the gate, dropping their first five contests.  Since then the Rams are 9-1, including going 5-1 at the Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.  Emily Maseth is leading West Chester with a .426 batting average, six doubles, two triples, a homerun, and 13 RBI.  The junior is also leading the Rams in slugging and on base percentage.  Annamarie Hartman is batting .341, second highest total on the team, and leading the Rams on the base paths with seven steals. 

Reilly Gearhart is pacing the West Chester pitching staff with a 0.76 ERA, and a 5-3 record, in 46 innings.  Jen Hanshaw and Kelly Tinsman have tossed 23.2 and 22.1 respectively. 

Southern Connecticut State:
The Owls have been outscored 32-25 over their first six games, dropping five of them.  Julia Lener and Alexa Bacoulis are each hitting .400 to lead Southern Connecticut State.  Liz DeRosa leads the squad with five runs driven in.  Kelsey White and Jacqueline Dumont have each homered for the Owls so far in 2019. 

Delany Turner, Jazmyn Martinez, Kailey Westington, and Madison Feshler have split time in the circle for the Owls.  Turner has maintained a team best 2.70 ERA, while Martinez leads the team with eight strikeouts. Combined the staff has registered a 8.45 ERA. 

The Owls face neutral site contests with Bemidji State and Truman State before heading to Winter Park. 

Florida Southern:
The Mocs took their series opener against the Lynn Fighting Knights, but fell in the final two games to drop the SSC series last time out.  Florida Southern is hitting .248, ranking seventh in the SSC.  Freshman Celia Higgins is leading the Mocs with a .379 batting average and a team best three triples.  Jessica Trana has slapped five doubles and driven in 11 runs, both squad highs. 

Aubrey Ehlers has made 14 appearances, including 11 starts, in the circle for the Mocs.  The senior has compiled a 7-4 record and a 1.61 ERA in 74 innings.  Kelli Gault and Kristen Beacham also see action as part of the Mocs roatation.

The Mocs host Hillsdale in doubleheader action before making the trip down I-4 to Rollins Softball Stadium.

UP NEXT:
The Tars will host West Georgia next Thursday, March 21.  The Tars wind down non-conference action with a doubleheader against the Wolves, slated to begin at 5 p.m.

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