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PREVIEW: Tars Welcome Saints and Falcons To Alfond Stadium

PREVIEW: Tars Welcome Saints and Falcons To Alfond Stadium

MATCH-UP:
Rollins (3-2) Vs. Flagler (4-2)

Rollins (3-2) Vs. Bentley (1-2)

WHERE:
Winter Park, Fla. – Alfond Stadium

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. (Flagler)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. (Bentley)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. (Bentley)

Monday, February 9, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. (Bentley)

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SET-UP:
The Tars will be looking to get back to their winning ways this week after dropping their last two contests to West Florida, 5-1 and 5-3. Rollins will first host Flagler College in a single midweek clash. The Saints are coming off of an impressive 9-4 victory over Florida Tech last weekend. The Tars will then welcome Bentley to Alfond Stadium for a three-game series in as many days. Bentley faced the University of Tampa in their first three games of the season, and went 1-2 including an extra innings victory over the Spartans, 7-6. 

TRACKING THE TARS:

Offensively, the Tars are led by seniors Grant Ashline and Nick Breen. Ashline and Breen are both tied for the team lead with seven hits apiece, and nine combined RBI. Brian Brooker and Bryce Peterson have both went deep twice this season and have tallied seven RBI each. Junior Brendan Brundage has also chipped in offensively with five hits, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Brad Case and Cameron Enck each have tallied two starts on the mound for the Tars. Case has pitched 12.2 innings, registering nine strikeouts, and a 1.42 ERA, to go along with one win and one loss so far on the year. Enck has compiled ten strikeouts in just 8.2 innings of action, while only allowing seven hits. Rollins has used nine different pitchers so far this season. 

TRACKING THE SAINTS:
The Saints took part in the annual Flagler Kick-Off Classic last weekend, going 2-1 in their three games. Flagler's high powered offense is led by Dillion Reed, Ethan Crout, and Ja'Kobi Dasher. Reed, a junior from Jacksonville, Florida, has compiled a .409 batting average so far, to go alongside nine RBI, two doubles, one triple, and two homeruns. Crout and Dasher have also been a huge part of the Saints attack, registering 15 hits together in six games.

The Saints have looked solid on the hill this campaign, with Robert Girgis, Kyle Morton, and Ryan Ashworth all making two starts so far. Girgis is currently 2-0 in his two starts, with an impressive 0.66 ERA in 13.2 innings pitched.  

TRACKING THE FALCONS:

Bentley dropped their first and last game to then No.2 Tampa in their season opening series against the Spartans. Offensively, the Falcons are paced by junior Brandon Grover who has recorded a team high four hits this season, including a double and a homerun. Bentley has three players who each have generated three hits on the year.

Sophomore Greg Johnson has collected the lone win on the mound for the Falcons, pitching four innings and dishing out three strikeouts. Also making appearances in the rotation for Bentley has been Luke Dawson, Ronald Orie, and Ryan Corriveau. Dawson leads the team in strikeouts with seven so far this campaign.   

NOTES:
·This will be the 54th  all-time matchup between Rollins and Flagler, with the Tars leading, 33-20
·The Tars lead the all-time series against Bentley, 34-8
·Head Coach Jon Sjogren is 324-301-3 in his 13th season at the helm  

NEXT:

Rollins will then host Peach Belt Conference members Columbus State starting on Friday, February 23 at 5 p.m. at Alfond Stadium.

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