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Tars Take Two in Boston
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 04/24/2012


WALTHAM, Mass. (April 24, 2012) - After inclement weather forced Monday's game to be moved to Tuesday, the Rollins baseball team chalked up a pair of win with a 7-4 victory over the Bentley Falcons and a 7-1 win over Stonehill at the Robert DeFelice Field.

Facing Bentley for the fifth time this season, Rollins was able to pull ahead of the Falcons after Bentley tied the score in the bottom of the seventh.  The Tars chalked up a 7-4 win and are 5-0 against Bentley this season.

Bentley jumped out to an early lead scoring a pair of runs in the opening frame.  Mike Muir scored the first run on the sacrifice fly by Greg Baggett while Logan Gillis scored on a two-out bases loaded walk.

Rollins cut the deficit in half in the top of the second as Kevin Mager scored on a grounder to short by Boston Langley.

In the top of the fifth, the Tars took the 4-2 lead pushing three runs across the plate.  Langley started the inning with a lead-off hit by pitch and then was followed with back-to-back hits from Nick Adams and Anthony Figliolia.  Langley scored first on Figliolia's double followed by a bases clearing double from Zach Persky that scored Adams and Figliolia.

The Falcons made it a ball game in the bottom of the seventh scoring two runs to even the score at four runs apiece as Gillis and Muir scored their second runs of the day.

Rollins gave themselves a two-run cushion in the top of the eighth on a RBI single that plated Mager and a sacrifice fly that crossed Sean Reilly at the plate.  The Tars tacked on an insurance run in the final inning of play with Figliolia scoring on a Persky fielder's choice.

Figliolia and Mager led the Tars offense with two hits and two runs while Brandon Curson also had two hits.  Right-handed reliever Mike Howard (4-2) picked up his fourth win of the season in 2.1 innings of work.  He struck out three and allowed two hits and no runs.

Bentley's Connor Root took the loss for the Falcons in 4.0 innings on the mound.  He surrendered three runs on five hits and allowed two walks and recorded one strikeout.

In the second game of the day for the Tars, Rollins faced the Stonehill Skyhawks and won 7-1.

Both starters were pitch-for-pitch as the game went scoreless through three innings.  Rollins broke the silence in the bottom of the fourth on a run by Kevin Mager.

Sean Reilly extended the Tars lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth as he crushed a ball over the left center wall.

Stonehill managed to get on the board late in the game with one run in the top of the seventh.  Michael White scored on a two-out RBI single by Steven Popp.

In the bottom of the seventh, Rollins tacked on three runs to push their lead to 5-1.  After Langley fouled out to the first baseman, Brett Flutie laced a ball into left field and came around to score on a RBI single from Figliolia.  Figliolia, along with Persky, scored the next two runs on a double to the left center gap by Mager.

Rollins added another two runs in the bottom of the eighth to cap off the scoring.

Catcher Sean Reilly led the Tars lineup with three hits while Zach Persky, Anthony Figliolia and Kevin Mager chipped in with two hits each.

Earning the win for Rollins was right-hander Mike Herrmann (3-3).  He struck out a season-high seven and allowed three walks and one run while scattering two hits.

Stonehill's Bryan Galligan was saddled with the loss in 6.2 innings of work.  He struck out four and gave up five runs on 10 hits.

Rollins will return to Sunshine State Conference action on Thursday, April 26 when they head to Pasco County to face the Saint Leo Lions.  First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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