WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 9, 2019) – Rollins extended their winning streak to 12 games with a doubleheader sweep of the Flagler Saints at Rollins Softball Stadium. The Tars used timely hitting to take game one 5-2, then dominated game two 9-0, in five innings.
The newly minted No. 24 Tars improve to 32-5 on the year, and 22-1 at home, during the 2019 campaign. Flagler drops to 23-16 overall.
Jordan Davis continued swinging a hot bat, going 3-4 at the plate and scoring a run. Sarah Harrison was the only other multi-hit Tar, going 2-3 with two runs. Ashley Worrell and Grace Street each tallied a pair of RBI, while Abigail Sexton drove in one.
Worrell also threw a complete game, giving up just two runs and striking out eight, improving to 16-3 on the season.
Rollins jumped on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the second. The Tars loaded the bases before a Worrell single plated Harrison and Tayler Holt.
The Saints would respond with a run of their own in the third, but Rollins would regain their two score lead in the fifth, pinch runner Kara Wagstaff scoring on a Abigail Sexton sacrifice fly. Flagler would again cut the Rollins lead to one in the top of the sixth.
Rollins would pull away, manufacturing a pair of insurance runs, in the bottom of the sixth, building a lead the Saints could not pull back. The Tars again loaded the bases, with a pair of singles and a walk, before Worrell helped her own cause with a RBI single over the shortstop and into left field.
Worrell then sat the Saints down in order in the seventh, securing the victory.
Talia Kentoffio went a perfect 3-3, driving in three runs, and scoring three of her own, pacing the Tars potent game two attack. Abigail Sexton went 2-3 and drove in a pair. Cynthia Whitty picked up her second and third RBI of the year, going 1-2. Jordan Davis again reached base multiple times, going 2-3, to end the day with a .533 batting average.
Grace Street made her ninth appearance in the circle, picking up her fifth win with a complete five inning game. The senior allowed just four scattered hits and struck out five.
The Tars started the contest hot, putting four runs across in the first. Davis, Ashley Worrell, and Grace Street loaded the bases before a Kentoffio double plated Worrell and Davis. Sexton drove in the other two runs of the frame, slapping a single that scored Street and Kentoffio.
Kentoffio started a four run rally in the second as well, slapping a single up the middle, sending Worrell across the plate. Sexton drove Lindsay Gehring across the plate, before Whitty hit a two out single through the right side, plating two and extending Rollins lead to 8-0.
Kentoffio and Sexton combined again to extend Rollins lead in the fourth. Kentoffio led off the frame with a double, stole third, and scored on a Sexton single.
Street struck out a pair on the fifth, including getting the final out swinging, sealing the early win for Rollins
Rollins and No. 11 Florida Tech will open a three-game set Friday, April 5, at Rollins Softball Stadium. First pitch is again set for 6 p.m.
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