|April 28, 2006||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Perez (8-2)||6.0||1||1||1||3||8|
|Loss: Gary Hersey (0-0)||7.0||9||5||4||1||4|
|Brandon Gardner (NEW)||1||1||1||0||2||0|
|Matt Awtrey (NEW)||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|April 29, 2006||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Williams (6-1)||4.2||3||0||0||0||3|
|Loss: Jared Locke (0-0)||5.2||10||8||5||2||0|
|Brandon Manasa (NEW)||5||1||2||0||0||0|
|April 29, 2006||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Jackson (8-0)||6.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|Loss: Pete Stuppiello (2-8)||6.0||11||3||3||1||3|
|Anthony Orr (NEW)||3||0||2||0||0||0|
Tampa, Fla. � The #2 University of Tampa Spartans (40-6) took on the Newberry College Indians (9-45-1) in a three-game series this past weekend, and the Spartans were looking to get back on top after dropping the top spot in the land earlier in the week. Tampa took all three games by the counts of 5-1, 10-5, and 3-0.
Game 1: Tampa 5, Newberry 1
Tampa opened the scoring in the third when Troy Ferguson led of with a rocket down the first baseline that got by both the first baseman and the rightfielder for a triple. Ryan Kennedy then grounded out to second, but it was enough to score the runner on third. Lee Cruz hit a shot of his own down the leftfield line, good enough for a double. The next batter, Jose Jimenez doubled to right, driving in Cruz. After three innings the Spartans led 2-0.
Newberry cut the Spartan lead to one after the Indians loaded the bases and then scored on a fielder�s choice. Levi Salters hit the ball to second base, allowing Brandon Gardner to score from third. Tampa led 2-1 after six innings.
The bottom of the seventh led to a Spartan run as Craig Corrado led off with a single then stole second before he was driven in on a single off the bat of Ryan Kennedy. With the run, Tampa regained it�s two run lead with the 3-1 score.
The Spartans added some insurance in the eighth when they scored two runs.
Sergio Perez (8-2) tossed six innings for his eighth win. He allowed one hit and struck out eight along the way. Aaron Cook threw the eight and ninth for his ninth save on the season.
Game 2: Tampa 10, Newberry 5
The Spartans opened the first game of the double-header by plating a run in the first. After leading off the game with a double down the right field line, Ryan Kennedy was moved over to third on a sacrifice bunt by Craig Corrado then scored on Orlando Rosales� groundout.
Newberry didn�t take long to answer back as they scored on a well executed hit-and-run. Matthew Awtrey took off from second and Gary Hersey hit a slow roller through the middle of the infield for the RBI single, tying the score at one.
The Spartans scored a run in the third the same way they did in the first with Kennedy hitting a double down the line, moved over on a bunt and then scored on another ground out by Rosales.
In the fourth, Tampa added three more runs. Kennedy collected an RBI on his third hit of the game, driving in J.R. Hopf. Jose Jimenez and Troy Ferguson also scored in the frame, for the 5-1 lead.
The top of the fifth saw the Indians score four runs on some sloppy defense by the Spartans. Tampa committed a total of thee errors that led to all four Newberry runs being unearned. Through five and half innings the score was knotted in a 5-5 tie.
Corrado singled to left, driving in Hopf from second. Corrado then stole second and later scored after an error by the Indian second baseman. Cruise then drove in Rosales with his second double of the game. Through six complete innings the Spartans led 8-5.
With his fourth hit of the day, Kennedy drove in Hopf, who crossed the plate for the third time, in the seventh. The run extended Tampa�s lead to four at 9-5.
The Spartans added one last insurance run in the eighth when Billy Wimberly had an infield single, driving in Rosales for the 10th and final run of the game
Johnny Williams (6-1) pitched 4.2 innings of relief of Nick Peterson in picking up his sixth win of the year.
Game 3: Tampa 3, Newberry 0
Corrado opened the scoring in the second inning on Wimberly�s groundout, as the Spartans took a 1-0 lead.
The fifth inning led to another Tampa run as Kennedy picked up another RBI on a single up the middle scored pinch runner Kyle Frontz. Heading to the sixth the Spartans led 2-0.
Jimenez came into the game as a replacement and picked up an RBI with a single to right driving in Chris Rosenbaum.
Ross Jackson (8-0) tossed six innings of four hit ball while striking out four in earning his eighth win of the year. Aaron Cook picked up his second save in as many days as he pitched the seventh and final inning.