PENSACOLA, Fla. (February 9, 2020) - A second inning rally proved too much for Rollins to overcome as the Tars fell by a score of 8-2 at West Florida on Sunday.
After being shutout by the Tars on Saturday, West Florida played like a different team on Sunday. The Argos tagged Tars pitching for five hits in the bottom of the second, with four different players recording an RBI. Most of the damage came against Carson Hauben, who had tossed five scoreless innings in his first start last weekend. James Hoelle came in to help the Tars escape the jam, but it was too late.
Rollins collected seven hits on the day, but failed to capitalize for the most part, stranding eight men on base. In the top of the second, Jack Gonzalez singled followed by a Jake Rolly walk to put two men on with no one out. Unfortunately, the next three batters were all put out to squash the rally. The bright spot of the day was in the top of the fourth when Parker Smith ripped a two-out triple to right field that scored both Gonzalez and Adams Torres, the first two RBI of Smith's career.
The Tars bullpen was strong again in this one, not allowing a run from the fourth through seventh innings. West Florida did score three runs in the eighth inning, but all three runs were unearned.
Daniel Floyd took home the win for West Florida after firing 7 innings with eight strikeouts. Hauben suffered the loss to move his season record to 1-1.
Rollins will be back in action at home on Thursday as they host a four-game set against the visiting Bentley Falcons. Be sure to stay tuned to RollinsSports.com and follow the Tars on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest updates.