WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 7, 2019) – Rollins could not come back in the final frame of game two, but recovered to win the series finale against the No. 11 Florida Tech Panthers. The No. 24 Tars took game three 4-3 in nine innings.
Rollins moves to 33-7 overall and 15-6 in the Sunshine State Conference. Florida Tech ends the day at 30-10 overall and 14-7 against SSC opposition.
Jordan Davis and Lindsay Gehring each tallied two hits but the Tars could not manage a run over nine innings. Grace Street threw a complete game allowing seven hits and two runs, while striking out seven.
Neither team could push a run across the plate over the first eight innings. Florida Tech used a leadoff double to score a pair of runs in the ninth, taking the lead in the second extra frame. The game had to be postponed due to weather and resumed today, Sunday, April 7th. The new day saw Street escape the ninth. However, Rollins could not find their bats in the bottom of the frame, dropping the second game of the series.
Ashley Worrell, Lindsay Gehring, and Abigail Sexton all homered, while Jordan Davis earned two more hits, leading the Tars offense. Worrell picked up her 17th win of the season, throwing the full nine innings. The freshman surrendered three unearned runs and gave up nine hits in the winning effort.
Gehring got the Tars on the board in the bottom of the first, launching a solo shot to left field. The Panthers would respond in the third, tallying a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead, but Worrell would bring the score level with a homerun to straight away center field.
The Panthers retook the lead on a Rollins error in the fourth. Again, the Tars would use the long ball to equalize. This time Sexton lifted a ball over the left field wall, tying the score at three. Both teams would threaten over the next four frames but neither could find the decisive run.
The Tars would finally seal their victory with a run in the ninth inning. Sarah Harrison and Davis would spark the rally with infield singles. Gehring then won the game for the Tars, singling up the middle and registering her team leading 34th RBI of the year.
Rollins hosts Embry-Riddle on Friday, April 12, when they begin a three game SSC series. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Rollins Softball Stadium.
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