Tampa Athletics | March 12, 2014 Back-to-back homeruns power No. 1 Tampa past Bridgeport 6-4 Share TAMPA, Fla. -- Top-ranked Tampa took a 6-4 victory against Bridgeport on Wednesday night. The Spartans improve to 20-1 on the season while the Purple Knights fall to 3-6 for their 2014 campaign.A trio of senior Spartans tallied a home run as Zach Gawrych forced an early tie with a solo shot in the second frame. Innings later, Michael Danner and Tyler Ding hit back-to-back homers to break the knotted score in the favor of Tampa.Ding and Gawrych were the lone Spartans to tally multiple hits with two apiece. Outfielders Gawrych and Danner recorded a pair of RBI in the game.Bridgeport centerfielder Jesse Solar tallied a pair of hits to his credit in addition to three stolen bases while catcher Tim Bickford plated a pair of runs for the visiting team. The Purple Knights left 10 batters on base while Tampa took advantage of its chances, leaving only a pair of base-runners stranded.Both squads battled early in the game, as each team matched the other’s score, ending in a 3-3 tie after two innings thanks to the Gawrych home run.Tampa broke the tie in the bottom of the fourth, capitalizing off a failed pick-off to claim its first lead 4-3.The Purple Knights forced another tie score, but left the bases loaded as UT limited Bridgeport to a single run.Danner would push the lead in favor of the Spartans with a solo homer to right field while Ding followed with deep line drive over the left field fence to give Tampa a 6-4 win.Sophomore Michael Calkins (2-0) earned the win in relief, hurling two-plus innings without allowing a hit. Junior J.C. Coban pitched the final inning to pick up his first save of the season.Purple Knights starter Sal Lovaglio (0-2) was credited with the loss, throwing five complete innings, allowing six runs off six hits.