WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 6, 2019) – The Tars fell to No. 11 Florida Tech, 8-1, in a series opener that had been delayed a day due to rain. Weather rolled through again and put a stop to play in extra innings of the second game of the day's doubleheader. That contest will resume tomorrow with the Panther leading 2-0 in the top of the ninth.
Rollins, who sits at No. 24 in the national rankings, drops to 32-6 on the year, and 14-5 in Sunshine State Conference action. Florida Tech improves to 29-9 overall, and 13-6 against conference opposition.
Jordan Davis has another impressive day at the plate, going 3-4 and scoring a run. Lindsay Gehring added to her team leading RBI total, driving home her 32nd run of the year. Ashley Worrell picked just her fourth loss of the year, throwing 6.1 innings, and giving up eight runs while striking out two. Katie Eicher finished the contest with 0.2 innings.
The Tars got on the board first, scoring in the first frame. Davis started the frame with an infield single, and crossed the plate on a Gehring single through the left side.
Worrell cruised through the first four innings, but the Panthers found their bats in the fifth. A Rollins error and three RBI double helped Florida Tech take a 5-1 lead after five.
The Panthers would add insurance in the seventh, manufacturing three runs.
The Tars tried to mount a comeback in the seventh, loading the bases, but Rollins could not push a run across, snapping their 12 game winning streak.
Game two went into extra innings scoreless. The Panthers scored twice, and no outs in the ninth when weather forced the game to be called.
Rollins and Florida Tech will finish game two tomorrow, Sunday, April 7, at 1 p.m. The two teams will then face off in the final game of the series.
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