OVERVIEW – #10 TAMPA
SCORES: No. 10 Tampa Spartans 4, Northwood Timberwolves 3 (12 innings)
RECORDS: Northwood 5-9/Tampa 15-7
LOCATION: Tampa, Fla.
RECAP: Baseball leads late but falls to defending national champion and tenth-ranked Tampa 4-3 in 12 innings Tuesday afternoon (March 10).
- Northwood took the lead in the third inning with a pair of runs, starting with an Austin Montas-Burt RBI single that scored Travis Janes.
- Matt Mango made it 2-0 with an RBI single of his own that plated Cole Brooks.
- The Timberwolves then made it 3-0 thanks to a Trevor Polewka RBI single in the top of the fifth inning.
- Tampa got one back in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 3-1.
- The Spartans then tied it up late thanks to a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth.
- Northwood had a runner in scoring position in the ninth, 11th and 12th innings but were unable to plate the go-ahead run.
- Tampa then won it in the 12th thanks to a hit batter, a throwing error on a sacrifice attempt and an RBI single.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 3/8/2, Tampa: 4/11/6
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 13, Tampa: 10
- Winning Pitcher – Mikey Navarrete (1-0): 1/3 IP
- Losing Pitcher – Peter Joseph (0-1): 4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R (0 ER), BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Noah Fiehn: 5 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 2 K
- Montas-Burt: 2-4, RBI
- Polewka: 2-5, RBI
- Northwood will travel to Eckerd Thursday (March 12). Game time is set for 6 p.m.