MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — No. 12 Tampa (27-4, 12-1 SSC) opened up the weekend series with a 2-1 win in nine innings against Sunshine State Conference opponent Barry (30-6, 11-2 SSC) on Friday night.
Senior Deanna Henriott started and earned the win for the Spartans, as she improved her record 16-3. Henriott, a native of Saint Petersburg, Fla., tossed 9.0 innings with 12 strikeouts and one unearned run allowed.
The Spartans were down 1-0 in the top of the seventh because of a costly error on a Buccaneer stolen base in the fourth inning, until the offensive hero of the game, Taylor Storey, delivered a two-out single to left field to score Becky Vyzas.
Storey came up big again in the top of the ninth, when she drilled a base hit to center to bring in base-runner Meagan Burke. Storey finished the game with two base hits and two RBIs.